Community Loan Fund of the Capital Region2022-07-29T14:51:51-04:00

Welcome to the Community Loan Fund of the Capital Region

The Community Loan Fund of the Capital Region is a nonprofit 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 nonprofit organizations and small businesses. We also offer training and technical assistance programs for small business owners and nonprofit leaders.

Explore our work and join us in this partnership by becoming an investor, a donor, or a nonprofit or small business borrower – together we are strengthening communities and changing lives.

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Online Learning

free online training

Lending

Learn about our lending services

Community Solutions

Meet our business owners!

Our Community Members

“Without the Community Loan Fund, we would not have been able to get construction started. People that were homeless for years and years, now have permanent housing.”

Janine Robitaille
Interfaith Partnership for the Homeless

“Without the Community Loan Fund, we would not still be in business, nor would we have been able to expand to a second location. We truly appreciate being part of this wonderful organization, and look forward to working with the Community Loan Fund for many years to come.”

Jason Wellington
Joyful Beginnings Early Education Center

“The Community Loan Fund is helping to make the community a better place for us all. We have used loan fund financing on several occasions and have always found them to be easy to work with and a great supporter of our work.”

Fred Erlich
Living Resources Corp.

“The Community Loan Fund made Bliss possible, as they were the first source of funding we acquired. Without their faith in our business, we would not have been able to bring this business to our community.”

Katie Dievendorf
Bliss Juice.Smoothie.Self

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Any small business owner or non-profit organization leader needs to be organized and maintain all their records to ensure continued success. Does your organization need a bookkeeper due to recent success? Can I improve my current system of recordkeeping? Join this FREE workshop brought to you by Capital Book Keeping and the Community Loan Fund and learn about improving or forming your bookkeeping and recordkeeping habits in your organization!Register Here: bit.ly/3bqv9LV ... See MoreSee Less
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Do you have a great business idea? Are you an established business owner looking for a little guidance? Join the Community Loan Fund's 9-Week Business Planning Course! Class topics include: developing a business plan, strategic planning, marketing, sales forecasting, financial management and analysis, legal, insurance and tax issues.Interested in joining? Click the link below to learn more and register!bit.ly/3SBFVPU ... See MoreSee Less
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