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Our Lending and Support Network

Our statewide lending network provides flexible financing for Michigan’s food and farm businesses, ensuring entrepreneurs receive comprehensive support that fits their needs.

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Meet the Network

Our lending network offers food and farm entrepreneurs financing tailored to their needs.

Capital Impact Partners

A leading nonprofit Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), Capital Impact Partners provides a variety of services to support underinvested communities, including impact investments for growth-stage businesses creating social impact. Visit Website.

CDC Small Business Finance

CDC Small Business Finance is the nation’s leading mission-based Small Business Association lender. The organization provides a number of lending offerings that are paired with business advising services to jumpstart and grow small business entrepreneurs. Visit Website.

CEED Lending

CEED Lending is an initiative of the Great Lakes Women’s Business Council (WBC), providing services from business expansion and start-up financing to small business loans in Southeast Michigan. Visit Website.

Detroit Development Fund

The Detroit Development Fund is a certified nonprofit Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) with expanded financial products and services that stretch across the city of Detroit with Microloans also including the cities of Hamtramck and Highland Park, Michigan. Visit Website.

Fair Food Network

Fair Food Network is a national nonprofit and investor that grows community health, wealth, and resiliency through food. Through its impact investing, Fair Food Network fuels the success of food entrepreneurs through catalytic capital, wrap-around business services, and a commitment to supporting vibrant, resilient communities through food. Visit Website.

Grow

Grow is a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) that provides responsible and accessible loans that expand economic opportunities for small business owners at every stage of their business. Visit Website.

Lake Trust Credit Union

With reach across the state, Lake Trust advocates for the overall health and wellbeing of individuals, families, small business, nonprofits, and neighborhoods in Michigan. Lake Trust helps Michigan business owners find success through banking and other financial services. Visit Website.

Michigan Community Capital

Michigan Community Capital lends and invests in income-diverse, race-diverse, and occupationally diverse communities to counter gentrification and create upward mobility and wealth-building opportunities for underserved individuals and families in Michigan. Visit Website.

Michigan Women Forward

Michigan Women Forward is a certified Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) whose mission is to expand economic opportunity for women and entrepreneurs of color, empower the next generation, and celebrate and honor the accomplishments of Michigan women. Visit Website.

ProsperUs

ProsperUs provides critical resources like access to education, expert support, and capital and partners with entrepreneurs and trusted community connectors to support business launch, growth, and ongoing sustainability. Visit Website.

RVC Frontline

RVC Frontline is an early-stage venture capital firm dedicated to investing in ambitious entrepreneurs reshaping the food and beverage industry. Visit Website.

Meet Our Technical Assistance Partners

These expert organizations and professionals offer indispensable guidance, assisting with everything from business planning to marketing strategies.

Michigan State University Center for Regional Food Systems

Michigan State University Center for Regional Food Systems engages the people of Michigan in developing regionally integrated, sustainable food systems. The Center leads business development assistance for food and farm businesses seeking financing from Michigan Good Food Fund. Visit Website.

Fair Food Network

Fair Food Network is a national nonprofit and investor on a mission to grow community health, wealth, and resiliency through food. Fair Food Network is one of the founding members of the Michigan Good Food Fund and now serves as the administrative manager as well as a lender and technical assistance provider for the lending network. As administrative manager, Fair Food Network facilitated the establishment of the Michigan Good Food Fund Stakeholder Board, a diverse group of entrepreneurs, business assistance providers, community partners, food system practitioners, and lenders that guide the vision of the lending network and maintain accountability — ensuring investments continue to respond to community-identified needs. Visit Website.

Featured Lender

Paul Jones

CEO, ProsperUs Detroit

"Partnerships are paramount in serving the needs of entrepreneurs growing their food businesses. The technical assistance and credit enhancements provided by the Michigan Good Food Fund are invaluable in empowering business owners. Entrepreneurs deserve a network of support from partners committed to ensuring food businesses overcome barriers of systemic inequity. Together, we can provide the resources and support they need to thrive."

Tony Vu, Restaurateur, Owner and Operator of The Good Bowl and Flint Social Club.

Support Food and Farm Businesses in Michigan

Unite for Greater Impact

Unite for Greater Impact

Join us in our mission to grow a resilient, equitable food value chain in Michigan. Together, we can leverage collective resources and expertise to make a greater impact than any single organization could achieve alone.

Support Michigan Communities

Support Michigan Communities

Join us in growing a resilient, equitable local food economy in Michigan. Together, we can foster the growth of food businesses and economic opportunities in under-resourced areas and help food and farm businesses thrive.

Connect With Fellow Lenders

Connect with Fellow Lenders Who Share Your Vision

Join a diverse network of lenders dedicated to fostering a more inclusive, resilient food value chain in Michigan.

Become a Lender

We Meet You Where You Are

Join us in supporting promising Michigan food and farm entrepreneurs creating a more equitable, resilient food system across the state.

Reach us at info@MIGoodFoodFund.org

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