Community Loan Fund of the Capital Region2020-09-21T12:32:54-04:00

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.

Online Learning

free online training

Lending

Learn about our lending services

Business Matters

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

“The bridge loan we have through the Community Loan Fund is a lifesaver. Community Loan Fund isn’t only concerned about banking, they are truly concerned about the well-being of people.”

Karen Gregory
Shelters of Saratoga

“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

Borrower Bios

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Latest News

SRI donates recovery kits to MWBEs

June 9 - Strategic Response Initiatives (SRI) today announced the launch of a small business support program aimed at helping these businesses reopen safely in response to COVID-19. SRI’s kits include strategic guidance and [Read More]

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Workshops & Events

Community Loan Fund 35th Anniversary Celebration

september

19sep9:00 am12:00 pmVirtual Event8-Week Business Planning Course

22sep12:30 pm1:30 pmVirtual EventCOVID-19 safety course for businessesState standards, disinfection, PPE, and you

23sep6:00 pm8:00 pmFeaturedVirtual EventMoney Moves Every Young Person Should Make

26sep9:00 am12:00 pmVirtual Event8-Week Business Planning Course

30sep6:30 pm8:00 pmVirtual EventSo You Want To Be an Entrepreneur?

october

03oct9:00 am12:00 pmVirtual Event8-Week Business Planning Course

06oct12:00 pm1:00 pmVirtual EventThe Pros and Cons of Shared and Outsourced ServicesDoing more with less in the time of COVID

07oct6:30 pm8:00 pmVirtual EventResources for Starting a Small Business

10oct9:00 am12:00 pmVirtual Event8-Week Business Planning Course

15oct6:00 pm8:30 pmVirtual EventSmall Business Legal Network Clinic – via Zoom

16oct12:00 pm1:00 pmVirtual EventRecruiting Board Members for your Nonprofit OrganizationLessons Learned

17oct9:00 am12:00 pmVirtual Event8-Week Business Planning Course

21oct5:30 pm6:30 pmFeaturedVirtual Event35th Anniversary Celebration of the Community Loan Fund of the Capital Region

24oct9:00 am12:00 pmVirtual Event8-Week Business Planning Course

31oct9:00 am12:00 pmVirtual Event8-Week Business Planning Course

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More great news! Today, the Community Loan Fund was awarded $788,750 from the U.S. Treasury to expand our financial services. We are one of just 397 CDFIs across the country to receive this award! bit.ly/36hzPyP ...

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