Loans & Grants

List of national, state and local resources on funding opportunities. New resources are added as information becomes available.

Nonprofit loan/grant programs
Colorado

Sistahbiz Global Network

Sistahbiz Loan Fund

The Sistahbiz Loan Fund helps Black women in business shift from bootstrapping solopreneurs to bankable owners of scalable, sellable companies. The fund provides capital with flexible terms and reasonable interest rates.

Area served: Colorado
Audience: Small Business Owners, Self-employed

Application deadline: Open, no end date posted
Nonprofit loan/grant programs
Colorado

Northeastern Colorado Revolving Loan Fund

Northeast Colorado Revolving Loan Fund - COVID Funding

NCRLF provides small business loans in the six counties of northeastern Colorado. Loans are made to benefit communities, through new or existing services or products and job growth. The underlying funding for these loans originates as either CDBG funds or revolved funds (also known as direct loans). Underwriting requirements and restrictions vary for both loans.

Area served: ogan, Morgan, Phillips, Sedgwick, Washington, and Yuma counties, Colorado
Audience: Small Business Owners

Application deadline: Open, no end date posted
Nonprofit loan/grant programs
Colorado

Local Enterprise Assistance Fund

LEAF Loans for Cooperatives

LEAF provides financing for food cooperatives that create jobs and give access to healthy food in rural and urban communities across the US. Food co-ops promote environmental stewardship, small-scale farmers and local economies.

Area served: Colorado
Audience: Small Business Owners, Non-profits

Application deadline: Open, no end date posted
Local government loan/grant programs, Nonprofit loan/grant programs
Colorado

Southeast Colorado Enterprise Development, Inc.

Business Loan Fund

The BLF is an alternative (gap) financing method designed to help finance business projects that will positively impact the economic health of the communities within Baca, Bent, Crowley, Kiowa, Otero and Prowers counties. Individuals who meet eligibility requirements may apply.

Area served: Colorado
Audience: Small Business Owners

Application deadline: Open, no end date posted
Local government loan/grant programs
Colorado

Morgan County EDC

Revolving Loan Fund

The purpose of MCEDC's Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) is to provide gap financing for the development and expansion of small businesses within Morgan County. It is a self-replenishing pool of money, utilizing interest and principal payments on old loans to issue new ones.

Area served: Colorado
Audience: Small Business Owners

Application deadline: Open, no end date posted

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National Resources

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Government loan/grant programs
National

U.S. Department of the Treasury

State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds

The Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds provide a substantial infusion of resources to help turn the tide on the pandemic, address its economic fallout, and lay the foundation for a strong and equitable recovery.

Audience: Small Business Owners

Application deadline: Open, no end date posted
Corporate loan/grant programs
National

The Halstead Grant

2024 Halstead Grant

The Halstead Grant is an annual award for emerging silver jewelry artists. The experience is designed to help jewelry entrepreneurs create a strategy to kick-start their careers. 

Audience: Small Business Owners

Application deadline: Wednesday, May 1, 2024
Nonprofit loan/grant programs
National

NDN Collective

Community Self-Determination Grant

This grant opportunity will provide Tribal Nations, communities and organizations as an investment in Indigenous power and a means to foster equity and inclusion, and to reframe decision-making with those most impacted. Applications open May 29, 2024.

Audience: Small Business Owners

Application deadline: Wednesday, July 17, 2024
Nonprofit loan/grant programs
National

Kiva

Kiva loan

Venturize is partnering with Kiva to bring affordable capital to U.S. small business owners. Kiva provides loans with 0% interest.

Audience: Small Business Owners

Application deadline: Open, no end date posted
Corporate loan/grant programs
National

The Awesome Foundation

Awesome Foundation Grant

The Awesome Foundation is an ever-growing worldwide community devoted to forwarding the interest of awesome in the universe. Created in the long hot summer days of 2009 in Boston, the Foundation distributes $1,000 grants, no strings attached, to projects and their creators.

Audience: Small Business Owners

Application deadline: Open, no end date posted