Borrowers

Our nonprofit loan experts will work one-on-one with your organization to customize a short-term loan package based on your individual needs. We provide financial resources and technical assistance to make the process as easy as possible and to ensure that you are involved every step of the way.

When you borrow from NPLF and pay the loan back on time, you are improving the credit history of your nonprofit, which will make it easier in the future, to borrow from a bank. NPLF wants to help your organization develop effective financial practices so you can devote more time to the people and communities you serve.

What our Borrowers are Saying

Securing a loan from NPLF meant this year’s Tucson Meet Yourself vendors were paid quickly. “We are in the business of relationships. I don’t want to tell our vendors, many of which are small businesses, to wait until after the holidays,” said Southwest Folklife Alliance Executive Director Maribel Alvarez, Ph.D.

“NPLF studied the issues and was motivated to make it happen. Funding came at a critical time.” A second NPLF loan was very short term and allowed Esperanza en Escalante to partner with Gorman and Company, Inc. and take advantage of a low-income housing tax credit.

“NPLF works quickly and is non-judgmental,” said Head of the International School of Tucson William Arthur, B.Sc Hons, PGCE. “We had challenges when we applied for our first loan but NPLF was willing to take the risk and work with us.” He also appreciates that NPLF staff and board are so responsive and have made the process so easy

True Concord chose NPLF because we wanted to work with a lending organization that understands nonprofits, and offers favorable interest rates and terms. We also appreciate their good financial advice.” An NPLF loan helped bridge the gap between expenses and receipt of revenue from ticket sales, donations, and grants.

“The NPLF loan made it possible for Tucson Botanical Gardens to move forward with confidence on major financial commitments.” An NPLF loan was bridge financing during the pledge phase of a capital campaign ensured that they could complete the new Visitors Center in time for opening of a new exhibit.

“NPLF has been an invaluable partner, providing coaching and sharing financial expertise — as well as capital — to help the YWCA of Southern Arizona through a period of exciting growth.” Two NPLF loans were for general cash flow support during the organizational turnaround and a third fronted the investment needed to successfully acquire two programs.