There are a number of Lancaster organizations who are non-profits and CDFIs and provide funding to small businesses. In an effort to simplify the funding request process for local small businesses, Cultivate has created a single intake form that, once completed, will be automagically distributed to five local business funders. Upon reviewing your application, the organization that feels it is best suited for your situation & financial need will be in touch.
EDC of Lancaster County PA
EDC works with large and small businesses in a number of ways to promote the economic well-being in Lancaster County.
ASSETS is a 501(c)(3) and a community development financial institution (CDFI) that is transforming communities through entrepreneurship.
Community First Fund
Community First Fund is a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) that provides funding to small businesses.
Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Central and Northern PA
Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Central & Northern PA provides startup funding and business support services to tech-based startups and small manufacturers located in PA.
Lancaster City Alliance
The Lancaster City Alliance partners with businesses, local communities, arts, education, non-profits, and government entities to help ensure that the City of Lancaster is safe, clean, and vibrant for all.
Funding Request Form
We value your privacy & vow not to share your personal information with any parties beyond those listed above without your explicit consent. This form is meant to be a helpful tool to assist you in navigating your way to a loan or funding. If you are uncomfortable providing the information that’s being requested on this form, please use the links above to find contact information for each participating organization so that you can contact them directly instead.
The Candy Factory
The Candy Factory has been an unbelievable contribution to the success of my business. As soon as I was plugged in, I was connected with local resources to assure my success. Over the course of the last 16 months, I have taken educational classes and enriching lunch & learns. For Unique Lancaster Experiences, a membership at TCF has connected me with the community and rallied support around my efforts to diversify tourism. I have a physical location to send my business documents and an open desk to work. But the Candy Factory provides an opportunity to become richly informed about Entrepreneurship and expand your horizons to anything you can dream about.
Kendra Frazier, Owner, Unique Lancaster Experiences
Lancaster City Alliance has been a valuable…
Lancaster City Alliance has been a valuable resource for our business in multiple ways. They have a network of helpful connections for all sorts of business needs. They foster a community of like-minded entrepreneurs in the city. And by administering the KIZ tax credit program, they have helped us accelerate hiring and grow our team. We appreciate all they do for our business and for the Downtown Lancaster business community!
Andrew Garman, , Pipedream
Jeremy and the team at the Lancaster City Alliance….
Jeremy and the team at the Lancaster City Alliance have done an excellent job of administrating the Keystone Innovation Zone (KIZ) and encouraging new technology companies. Their efforts have helped Triode Media Group obtain tax credits and expand our technology offering.
Evan Scudner, Executive Producer, Triode Media Group