We turn investments into loans and education to create opportunity and transform lives across New Hampshire.

The New Hampshire Community Loan Fund collaborates with a wide range of donors and lenders, and with business, nonprofit and government partners. Together, we provide the financing and support that people with low and moderate incomes need to have affordable housing. Quality jobs. Child care and early education for their children. And to become financially independent.

We were established in 1983, one of the first Community Development Financial Institutions in the U.S., and have received the highest honor in our field, the Wachovia NEXT Award for Opportunity Finance.


The right business capital
Co-op fishery outdid goals
Resident-owned communities
Opportunity. For All.

Success stories

"Lean" describes more than the meat at Brookford Farm, where Luke Mahoney has embraced progressive business practices.
Stony Brook Estates' 2014 conversion to resident ownership kept homes affordable for its retirees.
The co-owners of Single Digits saw an opportunity their giant competitors didn't. A Vested for Growth investment helped them grasp it.

What's new

Merrimack County Savings Bank pledges $20,000 to support IDA

Merrimack County Savings Bank has pledged $20,000 to the Individual Development Account Collaborative through the Community Development Finance Authority's tax credit program.

Portsmouth Herald spotlights city's first resident-owned community

Faced with a doubling of their rent and possible loss of their homes, residents instead bought Wards Trailer Park.

Manufactured-home park in Boscawen purchased by residents makes ROC #120

NH Community Loan Fund helps families in Baker & Birch Cooperative, Inc. organize and purchase Smith’s Mobile Home Park.

Six co-op members honored for outstanding volunteerism

The Above & Beyond Award recipients are nominated by members of their co-ops for their willingness to pitch in for their communities.