We Support Small Businesses on #GivingTuesday…and Every Day!




Every time we make a small business loan, we continue a commitment that’s been growing since 1992: give entrepreneurs and small business owners the money and know how they need to launch and grow, and enable our communities to thrive!


As a nonprofit lender, we support entrepreneurs and small business owners who might not qualify for traditional bank loans.


You may not think about an organization such as ours when you consider your charitable giving. But your donation, even a modest one, can help communities thrive.


How? Small business is part of the heartbeat of the larger community. Watch these businesses as they launch and grow. What do you see? You see jobs being created. You see how these businesses, when they thrive, create positive energy for the entire community.


These businesses buy local goods, give back to local schools, and give back to community events. They help give towns a sense of community. Some small business owners may know you by name when you visit. You get a sense they care.


They do care. They care about you – their customers, about the success of their small business, about their communities.


We care too.


Our donors listed below help us to help more businesses start and grow. We invite you to join them. Give a gift today.


Sara Bednarek

Jill Bentgen

Blackrocks Brewery

Amanda Blondeau

Kevin Boyle

Joe Cissell and Jane Sherzer Cissell

Dale Cook

Colleen Duflo

Robert Eslinger

Tawni Ferrarini

Terri Govern

Ron and Audrey Gryzwinski

Brian Sheridan

Lisa Kotler

Dione Alexander

Chemical Bank


Mary Houghton

Chuck Hurst

Fred Joyal

Natasha Koss

Jack Lapinski

Kathy Leone

Alec Lindsay

Kathy Mason

Wesley Maurer Jr.

Maurer Publishing

Beth Millner

Christine Rector

Meredith Freeman

Jonathan Campbell

Jeff Heinzen

Michael and Joanne Roy

Jesse Schramm

Sol Blu Lounge and Pour House

Carol Spaulding

Bob Valentine

Chuck Van Loan

Tom Vear

Chris Wendel and Janie McNabb

Dennis West

Michael Zacharias

Carrie Pearson


John McKnight

Bob Jacquart

Kurt Peterson

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