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Transforming Safety

Loan Program

Transforming safety loan program

Communities are safer and more vibrant when local economies are thriving, especially when opportunities are available to expand small business ownership.

The Transforming Safety project supports community development and focuses on preventing crime by focusing on economic and community development in specific neighborhoods more impacted by crime and justice system involvement. 

Our goal at CEF is to help transform areas that have historically experienced a higher rate of crime by reinvesting in our very own communities with access to small business loans.

Currently, this program is available in 4 zip codes in Southeast Colorado Springs: 80909, 80910, 80911, and 80916. Click to see the eligibility map for this program.

Loan Details

Loans: $1,000 up to $50,000 for              existing and startup businesses
Terms: Up to 60-months. After 3 years of good payment history, borrower may be eligible to have the remaining balance forgiven- please talk to CEF about eligibility requirements.
 Rate: Fixed
Flexible Underwriting
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Learn More About the Heart and Start of the Transforming Safety Program 

This video by our friends at Daily Dose 719, explores the history of the criminal justice system in SE Colorado Springs. 

Watch it to learn more about what contributed to the prominence of violence in the area, what is being done now to help address these deeply seeded issues, and how the Transforming Safety Loan program is a part of it all.

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Colorado Enterprise Fund 

Contact us today to get started with a Loan Officer who will work with you to build a loan that works for your small business.

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More Than Just a Loan: 

Business Coaching and Resources to Help You Succeed

Funding can take you so far... our business navigators can help take you further! Our team is here to help ensure your small business success. Get help with topics like:

  • Business Planning
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Finance and Accounting
  • Cashflow and Profitability
  • Post-COVID Reopening and Marketing Strategy 
  • And More!
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Bringing Soul to the Community

One Bite at a Time...

After finishing his incarceration, Ernest Williams thought, what better way than to bring the soulful flavors of Louisiana to his very own community. Alongside him, his wife Jackie has helped make their entrepeneurial dream possible with the opening of their William's Soul Food truck as well as catering business to the city of Colorado Springs.

Ernest and Jackie are eager to expand the flavors of the south as business continues to grow and hope to open a second food truck or brick and mortar shop.

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