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.

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

Success stories

Jane and Peter McLaughlin of Lyme first invested in the New Hampshire Community Loan Fund in 2009. Their investment earns interest along with an "intangible dividend"--the knowledge that their money “is being used for all the right purposes.”
Ben's Maple Products and Abigail's Bakery are just two of the businesses that have benefited from working with consultants through the Farm Food Initiative.
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.

What's new

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»

Residents purchase New Ipswich manufactured-home park

NH Community Loan Fund helps families in Freedom Pond Cooperative organize and purchase Vaillancourt Mobile Home Park New Ipswich, NH – Residents of Vaillancourt Mobile Home Park closed recently on the purchase of their 51-unit park, making it New... more»