• Community First Fund

    • Economic Development
    401 Penn St Ste 101
    Reading, PA 19601
    (610) 685-4940
    (610) 685-4941 (fax)
    Hours:
    8:30 am - 5:00 pm

    About Us

    Community First Fund is the premier economic development organization serving the low income communities of central and eastern Pennsylvania, and provides loan capital to real estate developers and read more
    • About

      Community First Fund is the premier economic development organization serving the low income communities of central and eastern Pennsylvania, and provides loan capital to real estate developers and businesses in the region. Since 1992 Community First Fund has made more than 1,350 loans and investments totaling more than $94.5million to businesses, affordable housing and community based developers and projects throughout central and eastern Pennsylvania.

      Specialties
      Small Business Loans, Commercial Real Estate Loans, Community Development Loans, Affordable and Urban-Based Housing Loans, Business Training and Counseling

      Our Mission
      Community First Fund creates sustainable prosperity for low wealth communities and individuals, especially Persons of Color and women, by aligning capital, knowledge and advocacy to advance business ownership, housing and community development in the communities we serve.

      Our Vision
      Community First Fund envisions a vibrant and diverse community where individuals prosper and are free from poverty and discrimination.

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    • Whom to Contact

      • Jim Buerger
        Senior Vice President, Chief Lending Officer
      • Lucy Cortez
        Vice President, Community Lending
        Phone: (610) 685-4940