EOCLF_Entrepreneurs of color loan fund
EOCLF_Entrepreneurs of color loan fund

About the Entrepreneurs of Color Loan Fund

The Entrepreneurs of Color Loan Fund (EOCLF) is a mission-oriented investment fund increasing access to capital for Black, Latinx, and other small business owners by partnering with local Community Development Finance Institutions (CDFIs). The EOCLF's objective is to increase the volume of loans provided to BIPOC-owned businesses through purchasing, in whole or in part, small business loans originated by partner CDFIs.​

 

The EOCLF is a part of LISC's larger Entrepreneurs of Color Fund (EOCF) initiative, launched in 2015. Learn more about the comprehensive EOCF initiative here.

 

Latinx Americans are 
1.7X
more likely to start businesses than any other racial group
Forbes

Start-up rates are highest among African Americans, with a Total Entrepreneurial Activity rate
 

2X
the rate as White/Caucasian groups

- Babson GEM

Black-owed businesses start with 
3X less
capital than White-owned businesses


*Ewing Marion Kaufman Foundation

SCALING DIVERSE GROWTH ACROSS THE U.S.

SCALING DIVERSE GROWTH ACROSS THE U.S.

If people of color in the U.S. owned businesses at the same rates as white Americans, the country would have 1 MILLION more businesses, 9 MILLION more jobs, and 300 BILLION more in additional income opportunities. 

The Entrepreneurs of Color Loan Fund

invests in this opportunity

fund investors

FUND 
INVESTORS

community development finance institutions

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FINANCE INSTITUTIONS

entrepreneur of color

ENTREPRENEUR 
OF COLOR

GET INVOLVED

 

EOCLF INVESTORS

LISC Partners amalgamated bank
LISC Partners JP Morgan Chase
LISC Partners
LISC EOCLF Partners Forbright
LISC EOCLF Partners Costco wholesale
LISC EOCLF Partners rippleworkds

The investment pools sponsored by LISC are available only to eligible investors, are offered only pursuant to their official offering documents, and are managed by LISC Fund Management, which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of LISC.  LISC Fund Management is an investment adviser registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”).  Registration of an investment adviser with the SEC does not imply any level of skill or training. Please visit the SEC’s website at www.adviserinfo.sec.gov to see LISC Fund Management’s Form ADV, which contains important disclosures, including further disclosures about material conflicts of interest, risks, and limitations associated with LISC Fund Management.