Small Businesses Make Our Communities Thrive.

We believe when small businesses have access to capital and resources, they empower people, build sustainable communities and help close the racial wealth gap.

Working together we can create a just economy that works for all.

New Impact Report

Insights – The Southern Opportunity and Resiliency (SOAR) Fund

Collective Impact Programs that Increase Capital Access for Small Businesses

We co-create and implement program-based solutions with community partners and stakeholders. Together, we help solve the complex challenges of scaling capital access for small businesses in communities with a history of exclusion from the financial mainstream.


Small businesses served.


Jobs created or retained.


Funded to underinvested communities.


Years of inspiring change.

Improving lives and strengthening communities

We work to complement and amplify the scale and effectiveness of the small business ecosystem with our lending, technology and service solutions.

CRF Lending

Increase and complement the flow of capital to small businesses.

CRF Technology

Reach more small businesses and grow lending capacity through integrated technology solutions.

CRF Services

Design and deliver impactful programs with tools and services that support access to capital for small businesses.
Alicia Hinze - owner of The Buttered Tin

“I thought the dream was dead. It would not have happened without CRF.”

Alicia Hinze – Owner
The Buttered Tin
St. Paul & Minneapolis, MN

Who we work with

Together, we are building a community of partners to address the complex challenge of economic inequity.

Small Businesses

Access transparent and affordable financing to help grow your business, hire employees, and thrive in the communities where you operate.

Banks & Financial Service Providers

Access a national network of mission-driven partners to create more value for your small business customers across their journey.

CDFIs & Business Support Organizations

Reach more customers, create more impact and meet the unique needs of the small business communities you serve.


Attain your economic and social justice goals in the communities where you work.

Public Sector

Efficiently deploy funds and serve the unique needs of small business owners in your community.

Philanthropists & Foundations

Realize your impact goals and attract additional investment to support your cause.