Dreaming of owning or expanding a successful business? You’re in the right place.

Businesses Created or Expanded



Loans to KY Entrepreneurs



Hours of Support Provided to Entrepreneurs



How We Support Business Growth

Community Ventures provides access to working capital and financial education and training to help business owners reach their goals. Whether you are starting a new business or growing an existing business, Community Ventures can help you make it the best it can be.

As the largest CDFI in the state of Kentucky and a certified U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) lender, we are a recognized leader in small business lending and a trusted nonprofit resource for small businesses in Kentucky. In the past 40 years, Community Ventures has helped more than 8,600 entrepreneurs start or expand their businesses, providing nearly 100K hours of training and over $62M to entrepreneurs. We know supporting entrepreneurs leads to more jobs and better jobs in communities, and collectively, our financing programs for business development in disadvantaged communities has resulted in the creation and retention of over 14,000 jobs.

We’re investors in your success.

Our focus on communities starts with the people who live there. Robert Boone used a Community Ventures loan program and other business resources to start and grow his business to sustainability.

Let’s work together to start or grow your business.