Opportunity is our mission

Sheila Dickerson outside her manufactured home

The New Hampshire Community Loan Fund's founding principles

1. We believe that one of the barriers that keeps people with low incomes from achieving greater self-sufficiency is a lack of access to credit.

2. We believe that people and organizations that have or manage financial resources would be willing to help their neighbors if they had a mechanism to do so.

Our mission

Our mission is to serve as a catalyst, leveraging financial, human, and civic resources to enable traditionally underserved people to participate more fully in New Hampshire’s economy.

We do this by:

  • Providing loans, capital and technical assistance;
  • Complementing and extending the reach of conventional lenders and public institutions; and
  • Bringing people and institutions together to solve problems.