Focus Area: Disadvantaged / Low-Income
Our mission is to provide the capital, coaching, and connections entrepreneurs need to grow great businesses that create jobs and wealth in their communities. As a nonprofit located on Chicago’s West Side, A4CB prioritizes Black, Hispanic/Latinx, women, and low-income entrepreneurs throughout the Chicagoland area and beyond.
Led by an entrepreneurial emerging markets team, Elevar seeks to connect the economic resilience and vibrancy of low-income communities with capital markets.
We’re not just another lender. We’re your partner in success. Our products feature up to 100% loan to value, extended amortization, and competitive interest rates for projects ranging from $5,000 to $5 million.
Throughout its long history and to this day, the agency has worked to achieve the same mission: To provide opportunities for economically disadvantaged people to improve their lives, their families, and their communities.
The City of Springfield has operated a commercial loan program since 1984, capitalized by the federal Community Development Block Grant program. All loans must be used to further the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development’s priorities of either creating jobs benefiting low-to moderate-income persons or removing slum and blight.
As a nonprofit service provider funded by the City of San Francisco and the US Small Business Administration, we work with entrepreneurs and business owners at the beginning and early stages of their businesses, and as they grow but are not yet ready for commercial lenders.
The Ventures Fund is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) loan fund capitalized with loans and grants from foundations, religious organizations, corporations and government sources.
PeopleFund provides flexible loans to small businesses, start-ups, and nonprofit organizations across Texas.
Established in 1981, TELACU Community Capital (TCC) provides special financing and technical assistance to small businesses that do not easily meet the lending criteria of commercial banks.
Business Impact NW works with you to provide funding for your small business – from startup to growth capital, our services are designed with you in mind. We work hard to fund small business owners, especially women, veterans, BIPOC, immigrants, LGBTQ+, and disabled entrepreneurs. And as a compassionate lender, we can be more flexible than traditional lenders. We offer loans ranging from $5,000 to $350,000.