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

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.
Woody Bigos's childhood experiences taught him, “Where you have a fertile or productive field, you’re either going to have waste or opportunity.” In the tangled messes of metal and fluid in machine shops, he saw waste and opportunity.

What's new

2015 annual celebration is Nov. 3 in Concord

The New Hampshire Community Loan Fund's 2015 annual celebration is Tuesday, Nov. 3 at 5 p.m. at the Capitol Center for the Arts in Concord, N.H.

A record year for business finance

The NH Community Loan Fund experienced a record year for business finance in FY 2015, extending $9 million in growth capital in 16 deals.