The Community Loan Fund of the Capital Region was honored to receive the “2019 Georgia Van Dyke Community Involvement Award” from the Schoharie County Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, May 19th at the Chamber’s Annual Dinner Event. This event was held for award winners over the past three years due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic. The award is given to an organization who has long been successful in community involvement, stability, and advancing the quality of life. The Community Loan Fund was selected due to it’s ongoing support and interaction with local businesses and community leaders within Schoharie County.

“The Community Loan Fund is honored to be chosen by the Schoharie County Chamber of Commerce for this prestigious award,” said Linda MacFarlane, Executive Director of the Community Loan Fund. “We look forward to furthering our reach into Schoharie County and those neighboring counties to continue providing training, technical support and financial assistance to those entrepreneurs and non-profit organization leaders seeking to better their communities”


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.