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.
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.
The New Hampshire Community Loan Fund's Business Finance team made three equipment loans to Tuckerman Brewery, enabling the company to move, expand, and double its full-time workforce.
It was called “monumental,” “pioneering,” and “the most important affordable housing project in New England,” but when the recession hit, the Gile Hill housing development faced foreclosure. The Community Loan Fund stepped in with flexible capital to keep the project afloat.
Derek Cornell and Kim Kirk aren't afraid of hard work. Leading a cooperative effort to buy and manage their North Country manufactured-home park was the right thing to do because "good people live here and we want them to have a good place to live.”
The Scanlons were among the many thousands of homeowners crushed by the recession of the late 2000s. Bankrupt and heartbroken, living in a tiny subsidized apartment, they reached out to the Community Loan Fund. Five weeks later, they were homeowners.
Jonathan Ginsberg was saving for a house when he was a freshman in high school. The American Dream was his dream, and an Individual Development Account helped him buy a house for his young family.
If Mary and Bruce Robie’s manufactured home was a boat, they’d have been on a life raft. The house was cold and drafty, and the furnace had cracked. An energy audit and the work of a weatherization crew turned their home into a tight ship.