Max Capital: $150,000

January 25, 2022

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.

September 15, 2021

Champion Community Investments (formerly Southern Illinois Coal Belt Champion Community)

Champion Community Investments is proud to be one of the leading lenders to eligible new and established businesses in a 12-county region of southern Illinois. We work closely with our partnering federal agencies, regional Small Business Development Centers, Entrepreneurship Centers, local economic developers, and certainly the commercial lenders in the region to ensure that sufficient capital is available to fuel business growth and job creation. CCI makes low-interest loans to qualified borrowers, investing the proceeds of those loans back into more businesses, more growth, and more job creation and retention.

Enterprising Women of Color DMV Business Center

The Enterprising Women of Color District, Maryland, Virginia Business Center fosters and supports a small-business ecosystem for women of color in the National Capital region.

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.

Androscoggin Valley Council of Governments

AVCOG provides financing assistance for startups, expansions and modernizations throughout the tri-county area. Funding for the agency’s lending, grant and technical assistance programs is secured through a mix of state and federal loan and grant programs and strategic partnerships.

Women’s Economic Ventures

WEV provides training, advisory services, and loans to help entrepreneurs start, grow, and thrive in business. WEV serves Santa Barbara and Ventura counties.

Rising Tide Community Loan Fund

Rising Tide provides a full range of one-on-one business counseling, microloans, technical resources and assistance to business owners where resources and opportunities for growth are limited.

Baltimore Community Lending, Inc.

Baltimore Community Lending is a US Treasury-certified nonprofit Community Development Financial Institution. BCL provides loan capital to small real estate developers and small business owners in Baltimore City who have no relationship with or are unable to get a loan from a bank, and who are committed to developing underserved neighborhoods.

Hartford Economic Development Corporation

Since 1975, HEDCO Inc. has helped clients and their communities improve, achieve and succeed by supporting their growth and progress. We build productive partnerships, create new programs that meet the changing needs of entrepreneurs and increase the funds available to help people build and improve their business and nonprofit organizations. We have the satisfaction of seeing people transform an idea, a dream or a passion into a thriving business.

Greater Cincinnati Microenterprise Initiative, Inc.

GCMI provides access to microloans and small business loans to individual business owners who are low- to moderate-income. These loans can be used to start or expand your business.