SMALL BUSINESS GRANT
Pathway to Success Small Business Grant - Enter by August 31
Entreprenuers in the Twin Cities can receive a grant up to $5,000.

The Pathway to Success Small Business Grant Program will provide grants to three (3) small businesses: one grant of $5,000 and two grants of $2,500 each. Applicants will be evaluated based on a clear and compelling business story, positive community impact, and strategic use of grant proceeds. Grant funds can be used for: signage, technology, bookkeeping, and inventory. Other potential uses of funds may be considered.

Program Sponsored by Pathway to Success Small Business Collaborative (Saint Paul NAACP, Wells Fargo, Connect2Capital, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis). Grant program funded by Wells Fargo Foundation. Non-financial support provided by the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis.

SMALL BUSINESS SURVEY
Survey: Blueprint for Accelerating Minority Business Enterprises
We support you and your business growth, help us do it better. Meda, Community Reinvestment Fund, USA (CRF), and the Bush Foundation are conducting a survey that will inform the creation of A Blueprint for Accelerating Minority Business Enterprise Growth. This blueprint will be used to shape an eco-system of organizations that provide support, services, and tools to promote the growth of minority businesses in MN, ND, and SD.

Fill out the survey for a chance to win a free Samsung tablet! Three lucky winners will receive a new 10” Samsung tablet to support your business’s technology needs.


We'll Help Find the Right Small Business Loan For You

No hidden fees

Longer terms means lower payments

Flexible credit requirements

Responsible interest rates

Access to business advisory services

Connect2Capital has flexibility in working with any organization.
And if we can't help, we can connect you with our partner network who can.

Why work with a non-profit lender?

As a long-time, non-profit lender we see the world a little differently.
We provide small business loans with a purpose and that means big benefits for you.

We’re Mission-driven

Our goal is to ethically and responsibly improve our community not generate profits by charging exorbitant rates and fees.


We’re Experienced

We’ve spent nearly 30 years helping small businesses like yours access the money they need to grow and create jobs.



We’re About More Than Numbers

Our people take the time to find the story behind your business, with an eye towards saying yes to your loan request. And, there will be someone walking with you every step of the way!

What People Are Saying


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"CRF believed in me and without them my dream wouldn’t have come true."

Kevin, RoadSkulls,
Denver, CO

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"We couldn’t have started our business without CRF."

Alicia and Jen, The Buttered Tin, Lowertown St Paul, MN

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"The loan helped us upgrade our technology and grow our business"

Steve, Martinez Geospatial,
Eagan, MN

Our Partners

We are part of a network of non-profit partners who are as committed to their communities as we are. We can direct you to the best small business resources for things such as micro loans, business plan development, general management issues, implementing accounting systems and much more!