Business Loan Fund
Our Business Loans target six key industries: bioscience, renewable energy, food/agriculture, manufacturing, technology, and healthcare. Our Business Loan Program works in partnership with local lending institutions, economic development organizations, and government agencies to help “fill the gap” between available and necessary financial resources.
Small Enterprise Loan Fund
Small businesses are the anchor of our economy. For the past 10 years, SMIF has provided micro loans through a partnership with the Small Business Administration (SBA). These loans support small business owners or start-up entrepreneurs who create service, retail, local foods, and manufacturing businesses. Even though these businesses are very small individually, they create the fabric necessary for community vitality.
Building Blocks Loan Fund
Our Building Blocks Loans support the business of family child care by providing financial resources and technical assistance to help expand or enhance licensed child care businesses
The Seed Fund supports start-up stage businesses that need capital, business expertise, and networking opportunities. This fund helps companies perform research and analysis, patent opinions and filings, and product testing and analysis.