Breaking Down Barriers. Building Up Communities.
First State Community Loan Fund is a non-profit Community Development Financial Institution that provides loan capital to small businesses, community organizations and developers of affordable housing throughout Delaware and Southeastern Pennsylvania (Chester and Delaware Counties).
Based in Wilmington, DE, First State Community Loan Fund provides a comprehensive array of financial and business development services for individuals at any stage of business. Current programs include: the Business Savers Program, Technical Assistance Services, Microloans, Business Growth Loans, Community Development Loans, and Affordable Housing Loans.
Founded in 1993, First State Community Loan Fund has awarded more than $25 million in loans, creating more than 1500 jobs, 1300 daycare and charter school slots, and more than 200 affordable housing units.
First State Community Loan Fund is a proud member of the Opportunity Finance Network.