Champions for small business.

Recognized as the state’s top nonprofit lending institution, Colorado Enterprise Fund (CEF) is a respected alternative lending source specializing in loans for small businesses and start-ups unable to receive traditional bank financing. For more than 35 years, in partnership with banks, foundations, government and industry leaders, CEF has provided more than $33 million in loans to over 1400 businesses to help create or retain over 7000 jobs in Colorado.


Committed to providing more than just a loan, CEF offers in-house business training and coaching to all its borrowers to ensure they succeed and their communities thrive. As a certified community development financial institution (CDFI), CEF is the only CARS-rated business lender in Colorado, meeting the strict requirements of this nationally-applied, comprehensive, third party assessment of a CDFI’s impact, financial strength and performance.


We're changing the world. One small business at a time. Join us.



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