Local impact, nationwide scale

Where does innovative financing from CRF generate results? Every day, in low-income neighborhoods all across the country, CRF’s work helps revitalize communities and improve lives. From coast to coast, we support small business owners and non-profits; manufacturing plants and charter schools; daycare facilities, restaurants, and affordable housing.

In small towns, rural areas, and America’s largest cities, we fund the critical projects and deserving borrowers where the usual financial characteristics just don’t tell the whole story. We specialize in the hard-to-fund loans. When most traditional lenders just can’t help, we are there. Since our inception in 1988, we’ve delivered more than $2.4 billion to help create jobs and revitalize communities.