We believe small businesses are the critical source of job growth, wage growth, and reducing wealth inequities.

Small business ownership and quality job creation are two ways to improve economic mobility and build community wealth. CRF has spent over 30 years improving access to fair and reliable small business capital.

CRF brings together flexible financing, innovative technology and a network of community partners to support entrepreneurs on their small business journey.

Searching for a Small Business Loan?

Check out our small business website, where you can apply for a loan, review resources and read perspectives from other small business owners.

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Glavel, Inc

Programs designed with small businesses in mind

Our deep knowledge of program design and administration complements and amplifies the scale and effectiveness of small business ecosystems.

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.

Collective Impact in Action.

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