We turn investments into loans and education to create opportunity and transform lives across New Hampshire.

The New Hampshire Community Loan Fund collaborates with a wide range of donors and lenders, and with business, nonprofit and government partners. Together, we provide the financing and support that people with low and moderate incomes need to have affordable housing. Quality jobs. Child care and early education for their children. And to become financially independent.

We were established in 1983, one of the first Community Development Financial Institutions in the U.S., and have received the highest honor in our field, the Wachovia NEXT Award for Opportunity Finance.


The right capital for businesses
Co-op fishery exceeded goals
Residents transform communities
CDFIs = Opportunity. For All.

Success stories

Child care and early-education programs operate on paper-thin profit margins, yet must remain affordable to working families. The Business of Child Care Initiative helps directors sharpen their business skills.
Image 4 has been at the cutting edge of perfecting customer experience since the 1980s. When the company's orders spiked and it needed additional equipment, a loan from the Community Loan Fund helped it meet the growing demand.
Pine Grove’s MHP Cooperative's board of directors is all about on-the-job training and education. That self-sufficient attitude has strengthened the finances and the camaraderie of the West Swanzey resident-owned community.

What's new

Manufactured housing parks in Gilford purchased by residents

NH Community Loan Fund helps people in Edge of Woods I, II and III organize and purchase their Gilford manufactured-home parks Gilford, NH – Residents of Edge of Woods I, II and III in Gilford closed recently on the purchase of their 49-unit park,... more»

Manufactured-home park in Rochester purchased by residents

NH Community Loan Fund helps families in Stony Brook Cooperative organize and purchase West Wind Estates Residents of West Wind Estates in Rochester N.H. closed Christmas Eve on the purchase of their 129-unit park, making it New Hampshire’s 111th... more»