Lending for Small Businesses and Consumers
To respond to the COVID-19 crisis and its disproportionate effect on communities of color, NCRC CDF is committed to providing increased funding to struggling small and minority-owned businesses and creating more opportunities for affordable homeownership for Black, Latino, and LMI communities.
Types of Lending

Small Business Loans

  • We provide loans that customers may use for financing that includes: working capital, inventory, real estate, leasehold improvements, machinery and equipment, furniture and fixtures, vehicles, or purchase of a business or business franchise.
  • The NCRC Community Development Fund’s small business loans are not exclusive to any specific types of industries or businesses; however, our lending focuses on three areas:
    • Micro-loans of $50,000 or less
    • Small-business loans of $50,000-$500,000
    • Loans for small businesses with a “green” or positive environmental impact

Real Estate Lending

  • With our partners at GROWTH, we provide capital to developers that invest in building affordable housing products intended for LMI, Black, Hispanic, or LMI census tract communities.
  • Through work with our developer partners, we have developed strong relationships with small construction businesses, 85% of which are Black owned, who work with us in local markets through joint venture agreements.
Why We Lend & Whom We Lend To
The NCRC Community Development Fund’s mission is to work with community partners – and target our capital – to build wealth, and reduce poverty and unemployment, in LMI, Black, and Hispanic communities nationwide.

  • More than 80% of NCRC CDF’s lending capital for real estate development is directed to borrowers or end-beneficiaries who either live in an LMI census tract or who earn below 80% of the area median income.
  • Of our small-business lending portfolio, 85% of businesses are minority owned and 72% are woman owned.
  • More than 50% of small businesses served have annual revenue of $1 million or less.
  • In 2021, during just the final two months of PPP lending, we channeled more than $1 million to businesses in need all over the country.
Success Stories

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