Northwest Loan Fund

Offers business loans that will create or retain jobs and bring a value added product or income to the local economy in the 9 Northwest counties (Eagle, Garfield, Grand, Jackson, Moffat, Pitkin, Rio Blanco, Routt & Summit). The NLF loans money for start-up and expanding businesses that may not qualify for traditional financing. LEARN MORE 

NWCCOG EDD Business Loan Fund

This fund will support the development of small and emerging businesses in the NWCCOG Region. Loan funds from this program can be used for expansion, acquisition, startups, equipment, inventory, working capital. LEARN MORE

Greater Colorado Venture Fund

GCVF is a venture capital fund investing in early stage startups headquartered across the state of Colorado, outside of the Front Range. We are working to inspire innovation in places formerly overlooked by venture funds. LEARN MORE

West Slope Angels

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Angel groups and startup investing across the West Slope of Colorado.  Learn more.

Office of Economic Development & International Trade (OEDIT)

OEDIT provides several financing tools for businesses throughout Colorado including debt and equity financing, cash incentives, grants, and tax credits to support economic development activities that improve and support employment opportunities. LEARN MORE

Colorado Enterprise Fund

A nonprofit lending source specializing in loans up to $250,000 to support small business. CEF funds many small businesses that are not able to receive traditional bank financing. We also provide guidance, training, and resources to help small and emerging businesses succeed. LEARN MORE

Colorado Lending Source

Colorado’s leading not-for-profit lending expert – provides the financing, education and support that small businesses need to succeed. Working with the Small Business Administration, Colorado Lending Source provides loans that help small businesses grow. LEARN MORE

Rural Community Assistance Corporation Small Business Loan Program

RCAC’s Small Business Loan Program assists businesses to retain or create jobs and thus improve the economic condition of rural communities. The business must be located in a rural community defined as 50,000 or less population. This program offers short-term loans for working capital and lines of credit as well as long-term loans for real estate and equipment. RCAC’s business loans are tailored to the needs of the particular business with flexible terms and requirements.  LEARN MORE

Rockies Venture Club

Educating and connecting investors and entrepreneurs; access to angel and venture capital. LEARN MORE


Aglobal nonprofit dedicated to creating economic opportunity by connecting people to the financial tools they need to improve their lives. LEARN MORE

Colorado Bankers Association

Colorado Bankers Association provides entrepreneurs and small business owners in Colorado with the information and resources to successfully apply for a business loan, access a line of credit, pursue micro-lending solutions or find other financing options. LEARN MORE LEARN MORE

Colorado Housing & Finance Authority (CHFA) Programs

CHFA’s Business Finance team partners with a wide range of traditional and non-traditional lenders, economic developers, and other stakeholders to help small businesses access capital needed to grow and expand. LEARN MORE