Impact

Community First Fund’s Regional Impact:
Over 1,300 loans and investments totaling more than $94.5 million since 1992.

 

Additional Historic Impact (since 1992)

  • 6,250 jobs created and retained
  • 46% of loans to businesses owned by People of Color
  • 36% of loans to women owned businesses
  • 24% of loans to community service organizations
  • 36% of loans to start-up businesses
  • 4,229 childcare opportunities financed
  • 1,290 youth and adult educational opportunities financed
  • 2.3 million square feet of vacant, blighted and undesirable real estate developed
  • 1,075 housing units financed
  • 98% average payback rate on loans
  • 88% of borrowers surveyed said they would not have been able to start or¬†grow their business without Community First Fund