Focus Area: Low-Income Founders
Solidarity Microfinance is a nonprofit program of Iowa Community Capital to create economic opportunities through small business loans, training and support, and savings services.
Washington Area Community Investment Fund
The Washington Area Community Investment Fund’s (Wacif) mission is to promote equity and economic opportunity in underserved neighborhoods in the Washington, D.C. region.
Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives
Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives seeks to revitalize neighborhoods and create jobs by developing high-impact projects, providing financial resources to entrepreneurs and sustaining long-term community partnerships.
Michael and Susan Dell Foundation
We typically fund social enterprises that directly serve or impact children or youth from urban low-income communities in the areas of education, health, and family economic stability (including livelihoods and financial inclusion).
Impact America Fund
There is a future where people of color experience true agency and participation in the American economy. To build that future, we are investing in exceptional founders whose businesses create new frameworks of ownership and opportunity, and generate meaningful returns.
Life Asset Inc.
Life Asset is a nonprofit that offers microloans, training, and support for entrepreneurs in the greater Washington D.C. area.
Allies for Community Business
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.
Self-Help Ventures Fund
The Ventures Fund is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) loan fund capitalized with loans and grants from foundations, religious organizations, corporations and government sources.
The mission of FORGE is to promote 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.
CAMBA small business loans are available for amounts up to $15,000 for Brooklyn-based entrepreneurs for inventory purchases, start-up costs, working capital, and equipment purchases.