You Have a Partner at CFE.
The Loan Application Process
Thinking this could be a fit?
Apply online, without obligation. You’ll share introductory information about yourself, your business or organization, and why you’ve reached out.
Tell us more.
We’ll discuss your pre-application, and you’ll have the opportunity to speak more about your goals, finances, budget, and timeline. We’ll also assess if the project fits within CFE’s mission.
Complete a full loan application + provide documentation.
After receiving your application, we’ll analyze the financial information and also get a better sense of the project’s feasibility.
Get approved + receive funds.
We’ll resolve any final questions related to finances, regulations, and documentation. Then it’s time to close the loan.
Your Vision + Our Capital = Opportunity
We’re here to help. A social impact lender, CFE possesses a deep understanding of project finance and, more importantly, of the communities we serve. Our team will take the time to sift through your business plans and financials to truly understand your vision and the numbers behind it. We will then evaluate your project based on both its financial viability and the effect it will have on local communities.
The suite of loan products we offer includes secured and unsecured term loans and lines of credit, with maturity ranging from six months to seven years. Borrowers are based across DC, Maryland, and Virginia.
“The loan meant I was able to hire someone, a fellow DC resident, and I’ll be able to hire more in the future.”
– Michael Echols, owner, Max Cybersecurity LLC
Your lending team
Manager of Portfolio Operations and Impact Data
Director of Small Business Programs
Chief Credit Officer
Loan Officer and Green Energy Initiatives Manager
Junior Loan Officer
Manager of Small Business and Grant Programs