City Government Loans

Check out our loan programs. If you have a proven track record of profitability, contact our Finance Manager, Ken Takahashi at (206) 684-8378 or Ken.Takahashi@Seattle.Gov.

Community Capital Development

CCD provides access to capital and business assistance to low-income, women and minority entrepreneurs and small businesses in distressed and underserved communities in Washington State.


Craft3 invests in people and their communities to create economic equity and a healthy environment.

Mercy Corps Northwest

Mercy Corps Northwest provides loans to new and existing businesses who may not qualify for traditional bank loans. Loan amounts can be as little as $500 to as much as $50,000 (for start-up businesses, the maximum loan amount is $20,000).

Rainier Valley Community Development Fund

RVCDF offers affordable alternatives to traditional bank loans. These include business incentive loans, business stimulus loans, and real estate loans.

Express Credit Union

The not-for-profit, community development credit union has micro-finance fixed term loans and lines of credit ranging from $300 to $10,000 available to both existing and start-up businesses. Interest rate range from 10% to 12% available with terms up to five years.

Ventures Nonprofit

Ventures Nonprofit (formerly Washington C.A.S.H.) empowers aspiring entrepreneurs with limited resources—and unlimited potential. We provide the hands-on education, in-depth support, and access to capital needed to launch and grow successful small enterprises.