Inspire local change

Help eliminate wealth and opportunity gaps in your community. We work with public sector agencies and advocates to rapidly deploy capital and other resources to small businesses.
You know your community best. CRF is here to help you address the unique needs of small businesses in the places you call home.

What We Offer Public Sector

Solutions that maximize community development budgets

Experience managing large, complex small business funds

Targeted, community-specific programs based on desired impacts

Streamlined program management and underwriting

Innovative technologies for program administration

Our Approach

Our deep knowledge of program design and administration gives communities that work with us advantages in realizing their goals.

Program Planning & Design

After being invited by community members, CRF and our partners listen and learn about the local economic landscape, including the key players and stakeholders, business environment, challenges and gaps in financial services.

Program Management

We work hand-in-hand with our partners to execute on community-specific plans, outlining roles and responsibilities for all players and ensuring collaboration throughout all project phases.

Program Evaluation

We’re always seeking to improve the way we work with communities. CRF evaluates each solution during and after implementation to measure success and impact, modifying the strategy as appropriate for best results.

Bringing it all together.

Each of CRF’s solution offerings are critical components of our program offerings for small businesses. Depending on the needs of each community served, CRF has the ability to draw on its expertise in lending, technology, and services to inform program creation.

CRF Lending

Leverage our lending products to increase the flow of capital to small businesses.

CRF Services

Amplify your small business lending programs with capacity-building services.

CRF Technology

Expand your reach and grow lending capacity through integrated technology solutions that enable opportunity.

Developing and Advocating for Policy.

CRF develops and advocates on behalf of public policies that provide equitable access to federal and state resources to revitalize underserved communities. Public funds have the power to stimulate private investment and collaboration with key stakeholders that increase the financial resources available to marginalized communities and deliver greater impact.

Collective Impact in Action.

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