About Us

We are a Community Development Financial Institution providing equitable access to capital and financing projects and small businesses that build healthy, resilient South Carolina communities.

Our Mission

To advance equitable access to capital to build assets and benefit the communities and people most in need of economic opportunity.

Acknowledging that the need for our work is rooted in generations of injustice and disinvestment, we focus on serving people of color, women, low-income individuals, and those in rural communities.

Staff & People

Meet the people working to create equitable access to capital – our staff, board members and loan committees.

Meet The Team

Impact

Our loans are more than financial transactions—they create and save jobs, build generational wealth, create safe and affordable housing, and act as catalysts for lasting community change.

Since 2004, we’ve provided 363 loans totaling $65.4MM in financing, resulting in:

3,737

Jobs Created or Retained

2,340

Housing Units

27

Community Facilities

35

Small Businesses

11

Healthy Food Outlets

398.4MM

Total Project Development

3,737

Jobs Created or Retained

2,340

Housing Units

27

Community Facilities

35

Small Businesses

11

Healthy Food Outlets

398.4MM

Total Project Development

Press

South Carolina Community Loan Fund in the News:

October 22, 2021 - Press Release, SCCLF Names Nate Barber As CEO
February 1, 2021 - Press Release, Dawn Deck Selected to Become Riley Fellow
September 1, 2020 - Press Release, SCCLF Receives Grant Through Truist Cares Initiative
July 13, 2020 - Post & Courier, Race Still Remains an Obstacle, According to Survey
July 8, 2020 - The Augusta Chronicle, 'The Finicky Bean' wins $20,000 LEAP Competition
March 12, 2020 - Cherokee Tribune, SC Entrepreneurs Invited to LEAP Into Business
December 16, 2019 - Anderson Independent Mail, Anderson Entrepreneur Wins $10,000 to Create Downtown Art Space
Media Kit

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South Carolina Community Loan Fund is a voice of experience at the forefront of community development finance in SC. We are experts in affordable housing, small business lending, increasing healthy food access, and rural development.

For media inquiries, contact: Communications Director Holly Shinn

Boiler Plate

South Carolina Community Loan Fund is a nonprofit Community Development Financial Institution with offices in Charleston, Columbia, and Spartanburg.

Its mission is to advance equitable access to capital to build assets and benefit communities and people most in need of economic opportunity. Since its inception in 2004, it has financed more than $65.4 million in loans throughout the state, resulting in the completion of more than $398.4 million in community development projects.

For more information, please visit www.sccommunityloanfund.org.

Our 2020 Annual Report is available!

View our interactive digital version to see the impact of investing in community.

See Report