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Woman’s Club updates historic club – with help from the Community Loan Fund

The Woman's Club of Albany is updating its historic clubhouse on Madison Avenue - with help from the Community Loan Fund. The Woman's Club is closing on a $148,500 line of credit to install ramp, update electrical systems, and renovate the front entrance. "The construction is supported in part by the NYS Department of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation; however, the Woman’s [Read More]

Community Loan Fund Training Director Paul Stewart Announces Retirement After 23 Years

Paul Stewart, Director of Training at the Community Loan Fund announced that he is retiring in January 2022, after 23 years with the organization. During his time with the organization, he has helped hundreds of entrepreneurs get their start. “Paul Stewart is a community servant, with a long career in advancing racial equity and community development,” says Linda MacFarlane, Executive Director of [Read More]

Community Loan Fund celebrates 36 Years of Community-Supported Lending

On Thursday, October 21, the Community Loan Fund celebrated 36 years of community-supported lending and training at the STEAM Garden on Central Avenue. The party included food from local restaurants, exhibits by small business owners, and a ceremony honoring the organization’s long-term investors. “The Community Loan Fund is blessed with the best clients in the Capital Region. We work with small businesses [Read More]

TD Charitable Foundation Supports Helps Community Loan Fund of the Capital Region Provide Training and Flexible Financing to Grow Small Businesses

The TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, recently donated $25,000 to the Community Loan Fund of the Capital Region to support the organization's efforts to provide training and flexible financing to minorities, women and low-income entrepreneurs to help them start and grow businesses, ultimately creating a more equitable economy. “The Community Loan Fund is [Read More]

Taofeek Abijako’s brand HEAD OF STATE+ returns to New York Fashion Week

Taofeek Abijako is a 22-year old entrepreneur who started his fashion line when he was just 17. He was a gifted artist who excelled in the graphic arts since childhood. In his early teens, Taofeek discovered his father’s old sketchpads from his days as a fashion designer in Nigeria. Soon, he was designing his own clothing line. He set up his clothing [Read More]

Community Loan Fund launches Capital Region Community Investment Trust

In its ongoing mission to promote financial inclusion, the Community Loan Fund of the Capital Region has launched the Capital Region Community Investment Trust (CIT). The Community Investment Trust (CIT) is an innovative investment model designed to build assets in economically distressed communities. The Capital Region CIT provides local residents with a low-dollar, tangible, and safe opportunity to collectively own a piece [Read More]

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