Welcome to the Community Loan Fund of the Capital Region
The Community Loan Fund of the Capital Region is a non-profit community development financial institution serving the Capital Region of New York State -- Albany, Columbia, Fulton, Greene, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Warren & Washington Counties. Incorporated in 1985, our mission is to promote sustainable community development efforts for economically underserved people and communities. We provide access to capital by pooling investments and donations from socially concerned individuals and organizations, and re-lending it to non-profit organizations for affordable housing and community services, to micro enterprises for business development, and to individuals for home ownership and repair. We also offer training and technical assistance programs. Explore our work and join us in this partnership by becoming an investor, a donor, or a nonprofit or small business borrower – together we can bring communities to life and life to communities.
New 8-week Business Planning Class Beginning Soon
Join us for some real world business planning. Learn what you need to know to start and run a successful small business with our 8-week intensive training course, offered in partnership with the Huether School of Business of The College of Saint Rose. Class topics include: developing a business plan, strategic planning, marketing, sales forecasting, financial management and analysis, legal, insurance and tax issues. The course provides fundamental planning concepts and tools to help existing and potential business owners. Our next session will begin in May at The College of Saint Rose in Albany, Saturday mornings from 9-Noon. The tuition for the course is $160 and includes class materials and light refreshments. Scholarships may be available. Please visit our Events List page for more information.