Forward Community Investments
Any Wisconsin nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, faith-based organization, cooperative or community development organization that provides services to low- to moderate-income populations. Eligible projects include affordable housing, nonprofit facilities, and economic development initiatives. Loan amounts are for $5,000 to $400,000, with consideration given to projects up to $1 million.
Public Finance Authority
PFA’s Nonprofit Finance Program provides access to tax-exempt bond financing for eligible 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations. A qualified borrower can typically finance a project at a lower interest rate than available through conventional financing because the interest paid to bondholders is exempt from federal income tax.
Minority & Women Owned
Minority (MBE) Business Development
The Wisconsin Department of Commerce offers programs geared toward helping minority-owned businesses. The link will take you to a portal to learn more.
Wisconsin Women's Business Initiative Corporation (WWBIC)
The Wisconsin Women's Business Initiative Corporation (WWBIC) is an economic development corporation providing quality business education, technical assistance, and access to capital for entrepreneurs.
SBA's Patriot Express
Offers streamlined and expedited loan procedures for particular groups of borrowers, notably active duty military personnel and veterans.
Disabled Veteran (DVB) Business Development
The Wisconsin Department of Commerce offers programs geared toward helping veteran and service member-owned businesses. The link will take you to a portal to learn more.
Military Reserve Economic Injury Disaster Loans (MREIDL)
Loans are available to eligible small businesses to meet ordinary and necessary operating expenses that it could have met but is unable to meet because an essential employee was "called up" to active duty in their role as a military reservist. These loans are intended only to provide the amount of working capital needed by a small business to pay its necessary obligations as they mature until operations return to normal after the essential employee is released from active military duty.