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We assist organizations that can’t qualify for conventional loans

At Community Reinvestment Fund, USA (CRF), our lending referral partners bring us projects they’re unable to fund. Our lending referral partners include Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs), Certified Development Companies (CDCs), economic development agencies, non-profit loan funds, community banks, credit unions, and commercial financial advisors. Our innovative financing options help you provide solutions to your communities—solutions that build stronger businesses, create and maintain jobs, and expand needed community services. When you bring us a project, you serve your customer and free up capital for additional lending or earn fee income.

What to refer to us

We have access to government lending programs, including those from the Small Business Administration (SBA) and New Markets Tax Credits (NMTC), as well as our own financing tools. We can fund commercial real estate purchases, business equipment purchases, leasehold improvements, working capital, and other business projects using the following loan types:

SBA 7(a) Loan
Loans to for-profit businesses that can’t qualify for conventional financing

SBA 504 First Mortgage Loan
Permanent financing for hard-to-fund, owner-occupied small business real estate purchases by for-profit businesses

New Markets Tax Credit Loan
Funding for both non-profit and for-profit organizations expanding in low-income communities

In Minnesota

Green Loan
Financing for improvements that save energy

If you are a business owner

Having trouble finding a loan? Find out if CRF Connect2Capital can be a source for you. Get started today.