Community First Fund


Community First Fund is a private, independent non-profit Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) whose mission is to provide capital in places where it is not usually available. We seek to create positive change in a community by providing entrepreneurs with access to business development loans for projects that generate jobs, create affordable housing and help to revitalize communities.

Our mission is to help low wealth communities and individuals, especially People of Color and women, by financing projects that benefit low to moderate income communities.

Our approach to poverty elimination includes increasing development of affordable and market rate housing units, turning blighted and vacant buildings into community assets, creating educational opportunities for children, youth and adults, and providing the resources necessary for job-creating businesses to start up and grow.

We are proud of the work we do and are fortunate to work with so many community partners throughout central and eastern Pennsylvania that are making a difference in their communities. We have financed business loans and community development loans in the major cities of Lancaster, York, Harrisburg, Reading and Allentown, PA, as well as other towns throughout Franklin, Adams, Cumberland, Perry, York, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Chester, Berks, Montgomery, Lehigh and Northampton Counties.


51 South Duke Street
Lancaster, PA 17608

(717) 393-2351

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