Small Business Improvement Fund
Microfinance Loans of up to $100,000
Accion offers loans as small as $500 and up to $100,000.
Contact: David Johnson, Community Lending Manager, P: (312) 924-2178 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
A partner of the City of Chicago, CNI can lend up to $15,000 for start-up business and up to $50,000 for established businesses.
Contact: Erica King, Vice President of Lending, P: (773) 341-2072, E: email@example.com
WBDC provides services and programs to entrepreneurs at all stages of business development, with a focus on supporting and accelerating women’s business ownership. They also provide loans up to $75,000 and can be used for working capital, supplies, and equipment, in addition to property improvements.
Contact: Carolina Diaz, Associate Director of Access to Capital, P: (312) 853-3477 x 430, E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Bank Lenders
CIBC’s Community Development Group works with small businesses looking for capital for construction projects and other business needs.
Contact: Hussain Bhanpuri, P: (312) 564-2675, E: email@example.com
Contact: Sharnell Curtis-Martin, P: (773) 298-5904, E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Beverly Bank & Trust
Contact: Dante L. Mosely, Relationship Manager, P: (773) 753-9667, E: email@example.com
Contact: Magaly Arteaga, Community Development Associate, P: (312) 850-2900 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Illinois Service Federal
Contact: Brent Connell, P: 773-624-8920, E: email@example.com
IFF specializes in lending to not-for-profit organizations.
Contact: Victoria Lakes-Battle, Director of Lending – Northern Illinois/Northwest Indiana, P: (312) 521-7375, E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Chicago Community Loan Fund (CCLF)
Contact: Wendell Harris, Director of Lending Operations, P: 312-252-0427, E: email@example.com
Contact: Rosalinda Rivera, Vice President/Small Business Banking, P: (847) 920-3051, E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Royal Savings Bank
Contact: Andrew Morua, Senior Vice President of Commercial Lending, P: 773-382-2112, E: email@example.com
National/Regional Bank Lenders
Contact: Tony Brylewski, Vice President of Business Banking, P: 708-642-6022, E: firstname.lastname@example.org.