Business Lending

Rethinking Small Business Lending

Success begins with a chance

CRF finances small business loans that don’t fit a conventional model. When a project doesn’t meet another lender’s criteria, CRF can often help. We work with other lenders, community partners, business advisors and directly with business owners to identify and finance projects that create jobs and provide essential services.

All loans subject to credit approval

Small Business Loans

Loans for commercial real estate, business acquisition, equipment and more.

Referral Partnerships

Know a small business that needs financing?

WE’RE COMMITTED TO SERVING THE UNIQUE NEEDS OF BUSINESSES

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MANUFACTURING LOANS

We’ve tailored our loan offerings to fit the unique needs of small- and mid-sized manufacturing companies. CRF financing can help expand production capacity, improve supply-chain logistics, finance new product research and development, and hire workers.

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PATIENT CAPITAL LOANS

Our patient capital loan provides a form of capital with patient and flexible repayment terms. Loans are currently only offered to small businesses in Chicago, Twin Cities, Denver, Milwaukee and Detroit.

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LOANS TO FINANCE ENERGY IMPROVEMENT IN MINNESOTA

CRF’s Green Loan for Minnesota businesses takes a comprehensive look at overall business energy use with an eye toward lowering energy consumption, reducing ongoing expense, and increasing cash flow.

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Need financing to grow your business?

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Success Stories

“Our communities have traditionally been underserved by mental health professionals, and this project is a huge step toward fulfilling our mission of enabling, empowering and helping facilitate personal restoration, particularly for people of color. “Having a resource like CRF and its partners on our side has made an enormous difference in our success.”

Anissa Keyes, Owner, Arubah Emotional Health Services
Arubah Mental Health Small Business