The New Hampshire Community Loan Fund provides the financing and educational tools people need to own homes, have quality jobs and child care, and become financially independent. We lend when and where others will not.
Established in 1983 in Concord, N.H., the Community Loan Fund was one of the first Community Development Financial Institutions in the United States. We have been honored for our innovation and our impact.
We were founded on the belief that many people with low incomes can become more self-sufficient if they have access to fair sources of credit. We also know that people and organizations will invest in providing opportunity for their neighbors – when they trust that their money is used wisely, responsibly and for maximum impact.
The Community Loan Fund has loaned more than $150 million to thousands of New Hampshire individuals, organizations and employers. We didn’t do it alone. Nearly every project was a collaboration with a variety of donors and lenders, including banks, credit unions, as well as other business, nonprofit and government partners.
View a timeline (pdf) containing highlights of our first 25 years.