Focus Area: Low-Moderate Income Founders

January 13, 2022

Common Capital, Inc.

Common Capital is a mission-driven, nonprofit community loan fund working to increase access to capital for small businesses.

September 15, 2021


PeopleFund provides flexible loans to small businesses, start-ups, and nonprofit organizations across Texas.

TELACU Community Capital

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.

Center for Enterprise Opportunity (formerly Business Loan Fund of the Palm Beaches)

The Center for Enterprise Opportunity’s (CEO) mission is to serve as a sustainable business development and finance institution for low- and moderate-income entrepreneurs, small and emerging businesses and community development projects by working to fill the overall need for capital through financing, advisory and advocacy services.

BCL of Texas (formerly CEN-TEX Certified Development Corporation)

BCL of Texas supports communities of color to acquire wealth-building assets such as home ownership and entrepreneurship, with the financial tools and education necessary to optimize positive economic returns. We serve low and moderate income individuals, families, and small business owners, with an emphasis on diversity and underserved communities.


ECDI is a top U.S. SBA-intermediary microlender providing responsible, affordable lending and comprehensive small business development services. We serve all of Ohio along with select areas of Kentucky, Indiana, and West Virginia.

National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders

NALCAB advances racial and economic equity by providing grants, loans and training to member organizations across the US — supporting their work to advance economic mobility in the Latino communities they serve.

Ascendus (formerly Acción East)

Ascendus is a nonprofit small business lender whose vision is the creation of financial ascension for all, achieved by empowering low-to-moderate income entrepreneurs through access to capital and business support.

People Trust

People Trust’s primary purpose is to promote economic and community development by providing financial products and services coupled with developmental services to low- and moderate-income communities.

Adirondack Economic Development Corporation

Lending money to launch and grow small businesses is at the core of AEDC’s work. We know that many, if not most, small enterprises struggle to access adequate capital and this is especially true for our largely low- and moderate-income clients. The scale of small business in the North Country can make access to traditional financial institution capital difficult, especially for just-starting entrepreneurs.

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