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Loans, Grants, and Funding Programs

Why agonize over where to find funding for your small business? There is an abundance of loan, grant, and funding programs just waiting to be discovered.

This is your gateway to national, regional, and state specific funding resources to help you access capital to start, sustain, and expand your business.

National / Regional

SBA Funding Programs
US Small Business Administration

Locate loans, investment capital, disaster assistance, surety bonds or grants to fund your business.

Small Business Loans
Mercy Corps NW

Mercy Corps Northwest loan program was established to fill the lending gap in the financial sector. Small businesses, and particularly those owned by marginalized entrepreneurs, frequently fall between funding gaps which leaves them unable to secure the money they need to grow their business. We offer loans ranging in size from $500 - 50,000 to combat this challenge.

USDA Rural Development Loans
US Department of Agriculture Office of Rural Development

Find loans and grants to fund your rural business improvements and equipment.

USDA Value Added Producer Loans
US Department of Agriculture Office of Rural Development

The Value-Added Producer Grant (VAPG) program helps agricultural producers enter into value-added activities related to the processing and marketing of new products. The goals of this program are to generate new products, create and expand marketing opportunities and increase producer income.


Small Business Loans for Washington State
Washington State Department of Commerce

Washington State received $19.7 million from the federal Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 to lend through programs that improve access to capital for small businesses so they can grow and create new jobs. Working with private partners, the state expects to leverage these funds through the end of 2016, driving up to $150 million in new capital to Washington small businesses.

Small Business Flex Funding
StartUp Washington - Washington State Department of Commerce

Many small businesses and nonprofits in Washington face significant barriers to access the capital they need to develop and expand. This is particularly true for those in low-income parts of the state and businesses and organizations led by women and people of color.

Small Business Assistance
Washington State Department of Financial Institutions

A core mission of the Securities Division of the Department of Financial Institutions is to promote small business capital formation. One way small businesses can raise capital is by selling stock or other securities in their companies.

Washington Economic Development Financing Authority
Washington Economic Development Finance Authority (WEDFA)

The Washington Economic Development Finance Authority (WEDFA) takes advantage of a special kind of federal income tax incentive, which allows us to pass on some of the benefits of state governmental financing to private enterprise and (in some cases) local governments.


Oregon Capital Access Program
Business Oregon - State of Oregon

Find funding resources for your Oregon business, such as grants, loans, and investing.

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Loans, Grants, and Funding Programs