Community Loan Funds

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CEF began partnering with local municipalities in 2009 and have served over 1300 businesses with the community loan funds

It's about partnerships

CEF began our Community Loan Fund partnerships in 2009 with with the City of Boulder. Since, CEF has partnered with 13 cities/counties to create economic opportunities through small business ownership. CEF has leveraged the original investments from our city/county parners 8x by lending $40M total to 1300 small businesses that created 6,500 jobs in those communities.

CEF offers Community Loan Funds in parnership with cities and counties to provide capital and coaching resources to build strong and vibrant small businesses and economic opportunities.

Currently, CEF works with 13 municipalities to create and expand small businesses in their city or county. Based on where your business operates, please learn about the affordable and flexible loan options and terms through these designated loan funds.

Current Municipality Partners:

  • Adams County
  • City and Community of Arvada
  • City of Boulder
  • City of Brighton
  • City of Centennial
  • City of Commerce City
  • CIty of Longmont
  • Larimer County
  • Rocky Mountain Innosphere
  • Town of Parker
  • Weld County

We are always working to expand our partnerships. Do you work for a municipality that would like to strengthen the small business economy? Contact our Director of Development, Carrie. Are you a business owner and don't see your city or county listed? No worries. CEF offers many types of loan products throughout the state of Colorado - from traditional SBA microloans (small business and commercial real estate loans) to loan programs specialized for undersevred populations such as CEF's healthy foods fund, black business, creative economy, Valor for Veterans program, and more.

Small Business Loans

Thank you to the following organizations that have invested to expand access to capital for small businesses in their areas.