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Canada
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Early, Growth

Futurepreneur

Futurpreneur Canada is the only national, non-profit organization that provides financing, mentoring and support tools to aspiring business owners aged 18-39 for the last 2 decades.

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Canada
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For Profit
Business Stage
Early

Canada Small Business Financing Program

Small business loans for for-profit businesses with gross annual revenues of $5M and less. Loans can be used towards purchase or improvement of land and/or capital goods. Farming businesses, nonprofits and or charitable and religious organizations are ineligible.

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Canada
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For Profit, Not-For-Profit
Business Stage
Early

Community Micro Lending

Community Micro Lending is a non-profit society that connects local lenders to local borrowers in the Southwest BC region, and allows local lenders to strengthen the fabric of the local economy by supporting a local small-scale entrepreneur.

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Canada
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For Profit, Not-For-Profit
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Early

Community Futures

Community Futures provides financing alternatives to small and medium enterprises when access to credit is a challenge to starting or growing their business, as well as other services and tools to help entrepreneurs and small business owners achieve their goals, including business support services, business planning advice, loans and self employment assistance.

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Canada
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For Profit, Non Profit
Business Stage
Early

Knives and Forks

Promoting and providing strategic and responsible community investment in local food production and distribution.

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Canada
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For Profit
Business Stage
Early, Growth

VERGE

VERGE connects impact investors with local social / environmental enterprises that have a social or environmental mission at their core. Through their Social Enterprise Loan Fund and intermediary services, they will promote the growth of social enterprises and impact investors in London and surrounding counties.

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Canada
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For Profit, Not-For-Profit
Business Stage
Early, Growth

Black Business Initiative

The BBI aims to positively influence the Nova Scotia business culture by promoting and assisting in the development of Nova Scotia Black-owned businesses.

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Canada
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For Profit, Not-For-Profit
Business Stage
Early, Growth

ACCESS Community Capital Fund

ACESS helps promising entrepreneurs with viable business plans gain access to financing not available through other sources. Individual loans are made using a character based lending decision, where the abilities, skills and commitment of the applicant in conjunction with the strength of the business plan are key decision criteria. ACCESS clients are typically entrepreneurs who have been running a business less than two years or are just starting a new business. The borrower may have no credit history or may have a poor credit record due to unemployment, illness or unforeseen life events. ACCESS supports individuals through the application process and beyond providing consultation, mentorship and resources.

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Canada
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For Profit
Business Stage
Early, Growth

MentorWorks

Helps established for-profit companies find and leverage Canadian business grants and loans.

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Canada
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For Profit, Not-For-Profit
Business Stage
Early

Community Microlending

Community Micro Lending helps local people without access to traditional financing to start and grow their business, or to obtain training.

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Canada
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For Profit, Not-For-Profit
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Early

NEDC

NEDC strives to assist Aboriginal’s make their dreams come true and build a better future for business! NEDC provides financing and business support to Aboriginals on Vancouver Island

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Canada, United States
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For Profit, Not-For-Profit, Cooperative
Business Stage
Early, Growth

The Momentum Fund

The Momentum Fund is a made-in-BC loan fund that is a stellar example of co-ops helping co-ops. All contributions to the Fund are from BCCA member co-ops. The Momentum Fund provides fully guaranteed loans from $5,000 to $25,000.

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Canada
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For Profit, Not-For-Profit
Business Stage
Early

FarmFolk CityFolk

FarmFolk CityFolk (FFCF), the Island Chef’s Collabrative (ICC), and Vancity have partnered to offer zero interest micro loans to local food producers. The aim of the fund is to provide capital for farmers, fishers, ranchers, harvesters and processors to invest in equipment and materials that allows them to increase the supply of local food in their region.

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Canada
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For Profit
Business Stage
Early, Growth

Business Development Bank of Canada

Additional financing for day-to-day activities of up to $100,000.

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Canada
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Not-For-Profit, Cooperative
Business Stage
Early, Growth

Community Forward Fund

The Community Forward Fund Assistance Corporation (CFFAC) is a Canadian nonprofit that makes loans to, or arranges financing for, nonprofits and charities. The Fund addresses a gap in access to patient, working capital and provides bridge loans for the sector for small- and medium-sized organizations.

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Canada
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Early, Growth

First Nation Regeneration Fund

The Regeneration Fund provides financing that enables First Nations to purchase equity positions in Independent Power Producer (IPP) projects developed in their traditional territories. Financing is made available as a loan to the First Nation.

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Canada
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Early

Galiano Fund

The Fund was created by Galiano Islanders who have come together as lenders to the Fund to support borrowers in the community. Eligibility Criteria: http://galianofund.ca/page3/page3.html

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Canada
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For Profit, Not-For-Profit
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Early, Growth

Women’s Enterprise Centre

Loans, resources and professional support for female entrepreneurs in BC.

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Canada
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For Profit
Business Stage
Early

Vancity Small Business Loans

Vancity offers two type of microloans: Peerloans and Microloans. Peerloans have a limit of $10,000 and Microloans may go up to $75,000. Microloans are directed at those who do not qualify or do not need a conventional loan. Instead of credit history they look at ambition, character and determination.

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Canada
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For Profit, Not-For-Profit
Business Stage
Early, Growth

Vancity Microloans for Green Businesses

Microloans for start-up entrepreneurs developing green businesses or working on green technologies to be launched.

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Canada
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Business Stage
Early, Growth

Vancity Resilient Capital Program

Provides subordinated debt, mezzanine financing, convertible debentures or equity investments.

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