Healthy Foods Fund Program

Purpose of CEF’s Healthy Foods Fund

To ensure all Colorado communities have access to fresh, nutritious and affordable food, and to foster a vibrant local food economy.

Providing Flexible Financing for Healthy Foods Businesses

  • Retail grocery providers (stores, carts, co-ops, ethnic and farmers markets, trucks, delivery services)
  • Packaging, processing and manufacturing food enterprises
  • Food production companies and distributors
  • Urban and rural agricultural projects
  • All segments of the food system in rural and urban areas of Colorado

Offering Affordable Financing Statewide

  • Loans up to $250,000 for eligible start-ups and existing businesses
  • Rates and terms vary depending on loan size, credit and use of funds
  • Special rates for businesses serving lower income populations and areas with limited access to healthy foods

Typical Uses of Healthy Foods Funding

  • Working capital
  • Inventory and equipment
  • Property improvements
  • Business purchase
  • Commercial real estate
  • Energy efficiency upgrades

Colorado Enterprise Fund (CEF) is a nonprofit lending source that funds small businesses unable to receive traditional bank financing. CEF also provides hands-on business training and resources to help Colorado entrepreneurs succeed.

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