Loans Under $50K

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Allies for Community Business (A4CB)
Allies for Community Business (A4CB) provides the capital, coaching, and collaboration entrepreneurs need to grow great businesses in their communities. As a nonprofit Community Development Financial Institution, A4CB offers loans between $500 and $100,000 to early, emerging, and established businesses at fair prices. In addition, A4CB provides free 1:1 coaching to anyone who wants to start or grow a business.
Up to $100K

135 N. Kedzie Ave.
Chicago, IL 60612


Duman Entrepreneurship Center @ JVS Chicago
The Duman Entrepreneurship Center Loan Fund makes loans up to $15,000 to businesses who can demonstrate that the loan will help grow the business. These are 3-year term loans, with very low-interest rates and no penalty for early repayment. There is a low loan application fee and closing cost. The owners must personally guarantee the loan and the owners credit history will be reviewed.
Up to $15K

Main Office
216 W. Jackson, Ste. 700
Chicago, IL 60606

Peterson Office
3525 W. Peterson Ave.
Chicago, IL 60659


Kiva Zip
Kiva Zip is an online platform that allows underserved entrepreneurs to access 0% interest small business loans up to $5,000 (second loans up to $10,000).  These loans are crowdfunded online by individual lenders, connecting borrowers to potential customers, brand ambassadors, and community.   Kiva Zip evaluates creditworthiness based on a borrower’s character and standing in the community, rather than the strength of his/her credit score or bank balance.  Part of the nonprofit Kiva, Kiva Zip aims to expand financial opportunities for entrepreneurs, reduce the cost of capital, and enhance connections between lenders and borrowers.  
Up to 10K Learn more and apply online at  
Contact with questions.
Women's Business Development Center (WBDC)
Loans up to $25,000 are available for new and existing small businesses in the City of Chicago and are targeted towards businesses operating in low to moderate income communities.
Up to $25K 8 S. Michigan Ave.
Ste. 400
Chicago, IL 60603
312.853.3477 x560

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