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 business capital
Co-op fishery outdid goals
Resident-owned communities
Opportunity. For All.

Success stories

"Lean" describes more than the meat at Brookford Farm, where Luke Mahoney has embraced progressive business practices.
Stony Brook Estates' 2014 conversion to resident ownership kept homes affordable for its retirees.
Forced to find a new home for its child care/early education center, Great Bay Kids' Company built a new school which would accommodate babies and the youngest toddlers.

What's new

Woodbury Cooperative gets kudos!

NHPR wrote a story highlighting ROC #119's recent conversion and reasons why they decided to be a resident owned community.

ROC #119 preserves affordable housing in Portsmouth

A city with precious little affordable housing has its first resident-owned manufactured-home community.

Manufactured-home park in Belmont purchased by residents

Belknap County cooperative becomes NH's 118th resident-owned community

NH Community Loan Fund co-presenting forums on impact investing in NH

The New Hampshire Community Loan Fund is co-presenting six forums on Investing in NH for prospective and current investors and philanthropists interested in what it means to be an impact investor and in the range of local and regional opportunities.