Focus Area: Small Business

August 9, 2022

Solidarity Microfinance

Solidarity Microfinance is a nonprofit program of Iowa Community Capital to create economic opportunities through small business loans, training and support, and savings services.

September 15, 2021


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

Quaboag Valley Business Assistance Corporation

Quaboag Valley Community Development Corporation is a member-based, nonprofit organization committed to economic development and helping small businesses grow and prosper. We offer many programs and services with a focus on community and economic development and supporting small business in our region. QVBAC makes loans from $500 to $100,000 to existing and startup businesses operating within our area that cannot access equivalent funding through conventional resources.

Valley Small Business Development Corporation

Valley Small Business Development Corporation was incorporated in 1981 as a nonprofit, public benefit, small business development corporation. Valley is authorized to make direct loans to farmers and small businesses, as well as to guarantee small businesses and family farms with increased access to capital through both such direct financing mechanisms. Generally speaking, our lending footprint encompasses the nine counties that make up the San Joaquin Valley; Stanislaus County is the farthest north and Kern County is the most southerly county.

MaineStream Finance

MaineStream Finance provides Maine residents with training, counseling and loans to help start or grow a business.

Maryland Capital Enterprises

Since 2000, Maryland Capital Enterprises, Inc., a 501(c)(3) private nonprofit organization, has worked to build communities by supporting local small businesses in Maryland. MCE empowers businesses to grow, create jobs, and generate wealth on Maryland’s Eastern Shore and across the state.

Mo-Kan Development

Mo-Kan Regional Council (Mo-Kan) is a designated regional planning commission and economic development district, recognized by the states of Kansas and Missouri and the federal government.

Mountain BizWorks

Mountain BizWorks believes in the power of local entrepreneurs to create a vibrant local economy. While traditional banks often see startup and early-stage businesses as too risky, we see them as Western North Carolina’s future.

Northern Initiatives

Northern Initiatives is a Community Development Financial Institution. We’re in business to provide loans and business services to small business owners and entrepreneurs who create jobs and enable the communities of Michigan and neighboring Wisconsin to thrive.

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.

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