Who We Serve
Small business owners and entrepreneurs with drive, passion and commitment.
Regardless if a business owner has a low credit score, limited collateral or has been turned down for a loan at their bank, CEDF will look at the person's character and complete situation. The unexpected can happen to anyone. But if you have the character, drive, passion and commitment to make your business successful, we are here to help you.
We specialize in lending to early stage businesses not yet bankable and existing businesses who cannot obtain a loan from their bank. We have a state wide mission with a special emphasis on lending to the businesses located in Connecticut's 53 cities and towns designated as either targeted or public investment communities, making them 'community eligible'. Alternately a business can be 'income eligible' if the owner's annual household income is less than $89,701.