Access to Capital

moneyNorthwest Loan Fund – offers business loans that will create or retain jobs and bring a value added product or income to the local economy in the 9 Northwest counties (Eagle, Garfield, Grand, Jackson, Moffat, Pitkin, Rio Blanco, Routt & Summit). The NLF loans money for start-up and expanding businesses that may not qualify for traditional financing.


Colorado Enterprise Fund – a nonprofit lending source specializing in loans up to $250,000 to support small business. CEF funds many small businesses that are not able to receive traditional bank financing. We also provide guidance, training, and resources to help small and emerging businesses succeed.


Colorado Lending Source – Colorado’s leading not-for-profit lending expert – provides the financing, education and support that small businesses need to succeed. Working with the Small Business Administration, Colorado Lending Source provides loans that help small businesses grow.


Rural Community Assistance Corporation Small Business Loan ProgramRCAC’s Small Business Loan Program assists businesses to retain or create jobs and thus improve the economic condition of rural communities. The business must be located in a rural community defined as 50,000 or less population. This program offers short-term loans for working capital and lines of credit as well as long-term loans for real estate and equipment. RCAC’s business loans are tailored to the needs of the particular business with flexible terms and requirements.


Rockies Venture Club – Educating and connecting investors and entrepreneurs; access to angel and venture capital.


Accion – a global nonprofit dedicated to creating economic opportunity by connecting people to the financial tools they need to improve their lives.


Small Business Lending – Colorado Bankers Association – provides entrepreneurs and small business owners in Colorado with the information and resources to successfully apply for a business loan, access a line of credit, pursue micro-lending solutions or find other financing options.


Funding Resources Page (offered by Roaring Fork Business Resource Center) – clearinghouse of information on accessing capital.


Office of Economic Development & International Trade (OEDIT) – OEDIT provides several financing tools for businesses throughout Colorado including debt and equity financing, cash incentives, grants, and tax credits to support economic development activities that improve and support employment opportunities.


Colorado Housing & Finance Authority (CHFA) Programs – CHFA’s Business Finance team partners with a wide range of traditional and non-traditional lenders, economic developers, and other stakeholders to help small businesses access capital needed to grow and expand.