Become a Partner

As a partner, we recognize that your community is important to you and we are here to help fill small business’ largest need – access to capital.


As a community leader, you play a vital role in community and economic development. As a leader and resource, your commitment to small business goes a step further when you are able to assist business owners through our partner program.

As a partner, we recognize that your community is important to you and we are here to help fill small business’ largest need – access to capital.

We take pride in providing alternative financing solutions that will allow business owners to stabilize and grow their businesses and fulfill the American Dream, but it takes dedication. Our loan application process, while quick, requires significant diligence.

What are the rewards for a business owner?

An opportunity to receive a business loan, understand their financial situation, and a history of secured borrowing.

The purpose of our partnership is to INCREASE CAPITAL TO SMALL BUSINESSES IN YOUR COMMUNITY and you, as the conduit, can make that happen. Our partnership program specifically encourages you to:

  1. Refer viable business owners to LiftFund;
  2. Assist business owners in packaging their business loan application;
  3. Increase the number of business loans provided by LiftFund in your communities; and
  4. Partner with us as business educators and investors.

Banking Partner

There may be times when your organization is unable to assist potential borrowers. LiftFund can serve as a solution for you and your client. We have bank partners all over our footprint who serve as a resource for those who aren’t ready for a formal banking partnership or we serve as a gap financing partner where we partner with you to create a tandem loan opportunity. LiftFund also assists bank partners in meeting their CRA obligations. 

Government Partner

We are here to provide a solution to our local, regional, state, and national government. As a CDFI recognized by Treasury, we are able to assist government partners in leveraging private funds, deploying restricted federal funds, partner to create a loan fund, EQ2, create programs for zip codes and special populations, and more to assist in economic development. 

Education Partner (technical assistance organizations)

LiftFund works closely with education partners throughout its footprint. We are available to present at seminars, work with staff on understanding our criteria, review files for consideration, provide financial expertise and more. 

Community Partner

Without community, where would we be? LiftFund works with all types of nonprofits and community organizations to assist in asset-building, self-employment, and opportunity to turn around the lives of those who are considered socioeconomically marginalized.

To become a partner, contact us today.