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ACCESS Community Capital Fund Investing in people, investing in community, transforming both.

Investment Fund



CCESS Community Capital Fund was formed to help promising entrepreneurs with viable business plans gain access to financing not available through other sources. Individual loans are made using a character based lending decision, where the abilities, skills and commitment of the applicant in conjunction with the strength of the business plan are key decision criteria.

ACCESS funds are used to guarantee loans through partner financial institutions. The fund was created by investments from socially minded individuals, organizations and businesses.

ACCESS clients are typically entrepreneurs who have been running a business less than two years and or just starting a new business. The borrower may have no credit history, or may have a poor credit record due to unemployment, illness or unforeseen life events.



Agriculture; Arts, Culture, Handicrafts; Civic Participation; Clean and Green Technology; Communications / Media / ICT; Disabilities; Disaster Recovery; Distribution / Supply Chain; Education; Employment, Livelihood, Income Generation; Energy; Enterprise Development, SME; Environment, Climate Change; Fair Trade, Organic Products; Financial Serv./Inclusion, Microfinance; Food and Nutrition; Health; Housing, Shelter, Homelessness; Mobile; Natural Resources / Conservation; Peace and Security; Sanitation, Waste Management; Tech; Training, Technical Assistance Services; Water; Web, SaaS, Online Tech; Women, Girls


  • 3) Prototype/ Pilot
  • 4) Early Customer Traction, Revenue

social vs. financial return preference

  • 3: Balanced

Types of entities

  • For Profit

providing funding for these regions

  • US, Canada

funding types

  • Debt