Thank you for your interest in the Southern Opportunity and Resilience (SOAR) Fund. This program has closed and is no longer accepting applications.

If you are a small business owner looking for a loan, you can fill out the pre-application form to receive support from one of our participating small business lenders. Once your pre-application is reviewed, the lender will determine if you are eligible for their financing products and/or small business assistance. If you are eligible, the lender will contact you directly.

Thank you to all our community partners for making this program possible!

Proud to have made loans in all of these Southern states

SOAR service area
$ 1 .7M
1 %
have 10 or fewer employees
1 %
have diverse ownership
1 %
have <$1M in revenue

With Support From

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Participating Community Lenders

There are 12 Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) participating in the SOAR Fund. CDFIs are mission-driven community lenders certified by the U.S. Treasury Department to serve small businesses that are typically unable to access credit from traditional banks.


If you need help applying for a loan, the Venturize website can help you find a local small business support organization in your community. 

Business advisors can help you whether your goal is to get credit ready or to take your growing business to the next level.  For more information, visit the online resources below.