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Helping small business make it big since 1976.
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Making small business possible since 1976

We believe every idea, however small, has the potential to be something bigger. Yet, not every person may have the same ability to set their ideas in motion. Colorado Enterprise Fund was created in 1976 to expand access to financing and offer flexible terms to business owners when traditional lenders couldn't.

Today we provide business consulting services and connect budding small businesses and entrepreneurs to relevant resources. Our loans vary in size from a few thousand dollars to $1,000,000 and we have assisted more than 7,500 Colorado small businesses and counting. We don’t just believe in the power of a diverse and growing small business sector in Colorado. We invest in it.

Our Mission: To accelerate community prosperity by financing and supporting entrepreneurs and small businesses.

Frequently Asked Questions

What exactly is a CDFI? How do we differ from a bank? Get answers to these questions and more in our FAQ section. If you don’t find the answer you’re looking for there, please don’t hesitate to contact us at info@coloradoenterprisefund.org.
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Check out this video showcasing how CEF works with small businesses in CO and see firsthand how our lending positively impacts underserved small business entrepreneurs.

Colorado Enterprise Fund Annual Impact Report

We invite you to learn more about how we are doing today, what our goals are for tomorrow, and check out some inspiring borrower stories within the pages of our Annual Impact Report. 
View Our 2023 Impact Report