Loan programs provide loans for nonprofit organizations lacking access to
conventional capital. Loans ranging from $100,000 to $2 million are used for costs related to new
construction, leasehold improvements, acquisition, renovation, working capital and equipment. NFF
also received a NMTC allocation that it is using to support community facility projects in
Credit enhancement provides subsidized loans and
loan guarantees to the severely-undercapitalized childcare sector through NFF's Child Care
Expansion Consortium (CHEX). This program has provided $3.8 million of enhancement for projects
exceeding $8.4 million.
Asset-building services are provided through
Building for the FutureSM (BFF), an NFF financial tool that builds the financial strength of
participating community-based nonprofits. BFF allows these organizations to build assets in
building reserves, cash reserves and endowments. In the process, they learn to prepare for
unforeseen emergencies, manage constraints on capital and cash flow and develop a better
understanding of their true costs.
Consultative services help organizations
better understand their business model and financial condition, learning to analyze and interpret
financial statements in a way that tells the financial story accurately and comprehensively. Our
financial consultations help nonprofit managers make decisions that strengthen their organization's
financial health and support effective program delivery.
helps nonprofits design strategic capital campaigns of $5 million or more to raise growth capital.
Our Sustainable Enhancement Grant (SEGUE) methodology provides nonprofits and their philanthropic
investors with a complete plan for attracting and managing these growth capital funds.