Wacif is a nonprofit community loan fund dedicated to supporting underserved communities in the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan Area by providing flexible loans, consulting and training workshops to community-minded entrepreneurs committed to starting and building locally-owned small businesses and organizations.

  • Loans & Financing Options

    Find the best financing fit for your individual need.

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  • Training Workshops

    Attend our workshops and learn how to run a successful enterprise.

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  • Consulting & Advisory Services

    Work with our in-house advisors to best position you for growth.

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Wacif has been creating meaningful change for underserved neighborhoods in and around Washington, D.C. by providing small business loans to women and minorities for over 25 years.


  • 1500+
    Full & Part-time Jobs
    Created and retained thousands of jobs for local communities
  • $27M+
    Flexible Financing
    Provided millions of dollars in flexible financing for local small businesses and development of affordable housing
  • 2000+
    Hours of Counseling
    Supported local entrepreneurs with thousands of hours of business counseling and technical assistance
  • 79%
    Woman or Minority-Owned
    Support of disadvantaged businesses in Wacif’s portfolio which are Woman or Minority-Owned


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Meet our community-minded and locally-owned small business clients who are creating jobs and supporting underserved neighborhoods in Washington, D.C.

  • Amsterdam Falafel


    Wacif came to our assistance with a five-year loan…

  • Nspiregreen


    Wacif…went above and beyond by serving as business mentors and cheerleaders

  • Community Forklift


    We could not have started up without Wacif’s help

Looking for flexible borrowing options to finance your small business?

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