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Use the filters below to identify a CDFI by area served or by name. These PPP lenders are CDFIs within the OFN membership that are currently offering PPP loans. Not finding a lender in your area? More information on PPP lenders is available at the SBA.
CDFIs finance community businesses, including small businesses, microenterprises, nonprofit organizations, commercial real estate, and affordable housing.
To find an OFN member CDFI, use the search filters below. You can also visit our Member Profile Directory to learn about their important work.
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*The CDFI Locator member information is updated regularly. While OFN works hard to keep this database up-to-date, we strongly encourage you to visit the websites of CDFIs that fit your criteria for a deeper understanding of the products they offer and the communities they serve.
Every rural community is unique. The work of Dakota Resources builds financial and leadership capacity for communities to design the future they choose. Programs include Learning Networking, Community Coaching, Rural X, New Markets Tax Credits, and Community Development Loans.
For over 40 years, CityWide has served as a nonprofit organization with a mission to strengthen Dayton through strategic economic and community development. CityWide develops programs and services to address Dayton’s need for economic growth and viable, attractive neighborhoods. For many years our core services have focused on providing gap financing to attract and expand business development in the Region; to support development of large-scale neighborhood revitalization efforts; and to engage in catalytic real estate development. CityWide achieves its mission through three major program areas: Economic Development, Community Revitalization, and Downtown Housing and Real Estate Development.
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Detroit Development Fund
Detroit,MIContact: Ray WatersPhone: 313.784.9547
3031 West Grand Boulevard, Suite 505 Detroit, MI 48202
Detroit Development Fund is a nonprofit (501(c)(3) organization and a certified community development financial institution (CDFI), incorporated in the state of Michigan. Detroit Development Fund was created in 1998 with an initial mission of helping revitalize an economically distressed target area in Detroit’s far East side neighborhoods. It now operates throughout the City of Detroit. Detroit Development Fund provides loans and technical assistance to small business owners, developers, building owners, contractors, and subcontractors who cannot get all of the capital they need from traditional financing sources.
DreamSpring is an award-winning, 26-year-old nonprofit organization that increases access to credit, makes loans, and provides support to enable entrepreneurs to realize their dreams and be catalysts for positive economic and social change. Serving Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, and Texas, DreamSpring is dedicated to helping entrepreneurs generate income, build assets, create jobs, and achieve financial well-being through business ownership.
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Economic and Community Development Institute (ECDI)
Established in 2004 and certified as a CDFI in January 2005, ECDI is the only microlender for the City of Columbus and Franklin County government and the sole CDFI microlender and SBA microloan intermediary in central Ohio. To meet its mission, ECDI offers microenterprise training, microloans, and other asset-building programs, all of which provide clients with financial assistance as well as the knowledge to maintain self-sufficiency well after the loan term. ECDI continues to grow dramatically and set an aggressive strategic agenda to expand services, introduce new financial products and services, and reach out to additional vulnerable populations.
Economic Development and Financing Corporation (EDFC) has been operating since 1995. We believe in building a healthy community that encourages resourcefulness, creativity, and abundance for future generations. We accomplish our mission through our lending program in Mendocino and Lake Counties and through coordinating rural economic development in Mendocino County.
The mission of the Women's Opportunities Resource Center (WORC) is to promote social and economic self-sufficiency primarily for economically disadvantaged women and their families. WORC provides training, individual business assistance, incentive savings program, job placement, and access to business and financial resources. WORC empowers its constituents through various self-help strategies including savings, a self-employment network, and access to its local and national affiliations. Additionally, WORC encourages community awareness and responsiveness concerning issues impacting economic equity and independence.
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Enterprise Community Loan Fund, Inc.
Columbia,MDContact: Lori ChatmanPhone: 800.624.4298
70 Corporate Center, 11000 Broken Land Parkway, Suite 700 Columbia, MD 21044
The mission of Enterprise Community Loan Fund is to create opportunity for low- and moderate-income people through affordable housing in diverse, thriving communities. As a proven and powerful national nonprofit, Enterprise brings together nationwide know-how, partners, policy leadership, and investment to multiply the impact of local affordable housing development. We deliver the capital, develop the programs, and advocate for the policies needed to create and preserve well-designed homes that people can afford in inclusive and connected communities.
The Enterprise Fund of Erie County, Inc. became a certified CDFI in 2011 and was established in 1986 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit with a mission to "create jobs for low/moderate-income individuals." The organization's revolving loan fund provides loans to profit, nonprofit, and startup businesses ranging from $10,000 to $450,000.
The Entrepreneur Fund is a community development financial institution (CDFI) that provides loans and guidance to startup and existing small businesses in northeastern Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin. Believing that small and micro-businesses are crucial elements of community-based economic growth, the Entrepreneur Fund works to foster entrepreneurial spirit and self-employment opportunities.
Entrepreneur Works (EWF) creates pathways of opportunity for talented yet underserved entrepreneurs. Across the Philadelphia region our clients start and grow small businesses, create jobs for themselves and their neighbors, and strengthen the local economy. As a nonprofit organization offering access to small business loans, training, and one-on-one counseling, Entrepreneur Works empowers small business owners from all walks of life to prosper and build sustainable communities.
Fahe is on a mission to eliminate persistent poverty in Appalachia. Our unique collaborative model connects a Network of local, regional, and national leaders, all working together to uplift our nation’s rural places. Working with our network of 50+ nonprofits across the Appalachian portion of Kentucky, Tennessee, West Virginia, Virginia, Alabama, and Maryland, we use our expertise in finance, collaboration, innovation, advocacy, and communication to achieve a more prosperous Appalachian region. With a focus on leadership, housing, education, health and social services, and economic opportunity, Fahe empowers the people and communities of Appalachia with the resources, opportunities, and tools needed to build a better life.
Established as a lending affiliate of Finance Fund in 2002 and certified as a community development financial institution (CDFI) in 2009, Finance Fund Capital Corporation provides access to capital to promote development in low-income communities. To maximize impact, we maintain a flexible loan portfolio that focuses on housing, small business, and community facility loans. Lending in these areas helps to empower community businesses, increase stability and capacity, provide credit in tight credit markets, and encourage greater community impacts.
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First American Capital Corporation
Hales Corners,WIContact: Gary MejcharPhone: 414.604.2044
10710 West Scharles Avenue Hales Corners, WI 53130
The American Indian Chamber of Commerce (AICCW) exists to promote economic development in Wisconsin Indian Country through directed service delivery to American Indian entrepreneurs. Since our inception in 1991, we have remained committed to providing statewide advocacy, networking, one-to-one business management counseling, and access to financial products and services to Wisconsin-based American Indian business people.
First Children’s Finance helps children, families, and communities thrive by increasing the availability, affordability and quality of early care and education. We accomplish this by providing financial and business-development assistance to high-quality child care businesses serving low- and moderate-income families, and building partnerships that connect these vital businesses with the resources of the public and private sectors.
The Florida Community Loan Fund (FCLF) provides capital and expertise to make projects successful and help organizations improve lives and communities. Founded in 1994, FCLF became Florida's first certified statewide community development financial institution (CDFI) in 1996 and a New Markets Tax Credit allocatee since 2003. Today it is a lending institution serving both nonprofit and for-profit borrowers and developers. Investors and supporters of FCLF include nearly all major financial institutions in Florida, leading foundations, religious communities and orders of faith, and federal and state government. FCLF's success is based on commitment to excellence, accountability to its stakeholders, a clear focus on financial performance, and a strong commitment to achieving high social impact results.
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Charlottesville,VAContact: Michael ReillyPhone: 434.409.0053
The mission of Foodshed Capital is to provide financial stewardship to farms and businesses promoting an equitable and regenerative local food economy. We do this through patient, flexible, low-cost financing, as well as technical assistance focused on the business side of farming. Foodshed Capital was founded in 2018 to help break down barriers to credit so commonly experienced by farmers, particularly those who have been historically marginalized by race and gender. We focus on supporting small-scale farms dedicated to using resilient, eco-friendly practices that foster soil health and biodiversity and farms producing healthy, culturally appropriate food for our local communities.
Foodshed Capital was certified as a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) in 2020. Based in Virginia, we work with farms and food businesses in the Mid-Atlantic with a longer-term vision of supporting local food producers in other regions of the country.
FORGE Community Loan Fund
Huntsville,ARContact: Philip AdamsPhone: 749.738.1585
FORGE is the oldest revolving community loan fund in Arkansas. Since 1988, FORGE has been promoting community development and economic sustainability by linking investors with borrowers, urban and rural communities, consumers with producers, and low-income groups
with basic affordable credit. As a nonprofit organization, FORGE provides access to affordable capital and business development services to small businesses and nonprofit organizations that are financially viable but otherwise have difficulty obtaining loan capital from banks and other
conventional lenders. Headquartered in Huntsville, Arkansas, FORGE is a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Intermediary Microlender and a community development financial institution (CDFI).
At Forward Community Investments, when it comes to reducing social, economic, and racial disparities in Wisconsin, we are a relentless investor, connector, and advisor. The impact of who and what we support is felt deeply. Some say we bank the unbankable, but we believe healthy neighborhoods with healthy food, jobs, and schools need to be banked on. Our team doesn’t walk or run away from the challenges of equity. We just don’t lean in, we step in with unstopping power. We’re a community loan fund that gets things done.
Four Bands Community Fund is a Native CDFI located on the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation in North-central South Dakota. Our mission is to assist entrepreneurs with training, incubation, and financing to improve the quality of life for members and residents of the reservation. Our services include business plan training and technical assistance, financial education, IDA program, marketing outlet/social enterprise, youth entrepreneurship, and special workshops for individual and community development.
Four Directions Development Corporation (FDDC) is a Native governed nonprofit community development financial institution (CDFI) established in March 2001. The mission of FDDC is to improve the social and economic conditions of the tribal members of the four Maine tribes by investing in affordable housing and tribal business ventures.
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1801 McCormick Drive, Suite 300 Upper Marlboro, MD 20774
FSC First is a statewide SBA certified development company (CDC) authorized to market, analyze, underwrite and service the SBA 504 loan program and serve as a SBA Community Advantage Lender, as a U. S. Treasury designated CDFI. We currently serve as a lender service provider that manages several local government and municipal loans for economic development.
Since 1992, the Genesis Community Loan Fund has provided innovative financing and expert assistance to create affordable housing and vital community facilities for underserved Maine people and communities. The Genesis Fund helps some of Maine’s most vulnerable people: single parents and their children, low-income working families, the elderly, homeless individuals, and people with disabilities. Known statewide as a collaborative, creative, and effective partner, the Genesis Fund is a key component of a successful community development project. While the end result of Genesis Fund’s collaboration is always affordable housing or a much-needed community facility, Maine people and communities are the heart of every Genesis Fund project.
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Los Angeles,CAContact: Thomas De SimonePhone: (213) 533-8900
801 South Grand Avenue, Suite 775 Los Angeles, CA 90017
Genesis LA’s mission is to deliver financial solutions that advance economic and social opportunities in underserved communities. We believe that community development lending requires close collaboration between those providing capital and organizations working on the ground in underserved communities. This strategic approach is designed to grow the financial resources and capacity of organizations within our Los Angeles market that currently struggle to access capital and thus are limited in their ability to either begin or expand their delivery of goods and services. These borrowers are often pursuing unique and innovative projects that have not yet been widely accepted or require unconventional financial structuring that other lenders cannot provide due to the risks involved. We focus on providing innovative financial solutions for these types of borrowers and projects, with the goal of growing the next generation of community development infrastructure models in Los Angeles County to be tested and hopefully expanded.
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Jackson Heights,NYContact: Mindee BarhamPhone: 718.704.0439
82-11 37th Avenue, Suite 607 Jackson Heights, NY 11372
Founded by Nobel Peace Prize recipient Muhammad Yunus, Grameen America is a nonprofit microfinance organization that empowers women who live in poverty to build small businesses and create better lives for their families. Requiring neither credit history nor collateral, Grameen America provides affordable capital, credit-building, asset-building, financial education, and peer support to enable program participants to boost their income, build assets, enter the mainstream financial system, and create jobs in their communities. Our members have repaid their loans at a rate of over 99 percent and are helping transform the lives of their families and communities.