THE CCL APPROACH
In partnership with people embedded within their community, we facilitate Lending Programs that
& Shift Power
We enable lending programs that reverse traditional financial risk/return analysis to support people with affordable credit
Access & Power
We enable access to credit using non-traditional qualification criteria at the direction of partners who know their communities best
Borrowers use resources to achieve their goals on their terms.
Lending Partners lead lending programs that center people in their communities.
Community Credit Lab provides support services to fill gaps where needed.
Conveners & Funders coordinate resources & partnerships.
Investors allocate impact-first capital to community lending programs.
We work with our partners to affect lasting, systemic change by:
analyzing the root causes of inequality in the financial system
piloting and scaling examples of equitable lending programs
communicating examples effectively to our network and beyond
engaging in productive discourse and conversations
hosting quarterly discussions to explore new ideas together