Opportunity is our mission

Proud-looking woman stands outside her manufactured home in a resident-owned community.

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.

Link to "Where do you get your funds" blog post