When you need funding to fulfill your nonprofit organization’s mission, it makes perfect sense to turn to Accion, the only nationwide nonprofit lending network in the U.S. Accion provides financing to nonprofits that don’t have access to affordable financial products and services in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada, and Texas.

While getting the money your nonprofit organization needs can be a challenge, it’s a challenge that Accion has been meeting since 1991, both in the United States and globally.

Securing a loan from Accion can enable you to:

  • Meet increased demand
  • Even out cash flow to tide you over between grants or contracts
  • Purchase big ticket items or equipment
  • Finance a fundraising campaign
  • Take advantage of a limited-time opportunity


Accion also provides nonprofit organizations with the education and support they need to succeed. A loan consultant will work one-on-one with you and can also refer you to small business development centers, law firms, banks, and many other organizations that help you grow and thrive.

Take the experience of Shira Greenberg, founder of nonprofit Keshet Dance Company. Greenberg says, “We unite professional dancers with the community by reaching kids who are traditionally unable to access the arts due to financial, social and physical barriers. We use dance to change peoples’ lives. We reach 8,500 clients annually through our programs. When we began our capital campaign in 2011, I went to Accion because I knew of their work and had heard they were lending to nonprofits. Accion is part of this community.”

If your nonprofit is in need of financing, then contact us at 415-636-8200 or read on for information on how to apply for a loan right now.

Quick FAQ About Our Loan Process

Q: How long will it take me to complete the loan application?

A: Our loan application can be completed in about 15 minutes.

Q: How long will it take to get the money?

A: Loans are typically disbursed 10 days after we receive all of your documents.

Q: How much money can I borrow?

A: Loan amounts vary by geography, but range from $300-$750,000. Accion’s average loan amount is $10,000

Q: What if I need help?

A: We’ll give you personalized attention and guide you through each step of the loan process. For loan inquiries, please call 415-636-8200.

Q: How do I figure out if I qualify for a loan?

A: Our requirements are flexible and often make it possible to lend to those who have previously been unable to find financing. Not sure if you qualify? Click here to find out.


Still have questions? Read our full list of FAQs or contact us at 415-636-8200.

We’re committed to helping you realize your dreams and achieve your goals, as you help others reach theirs. We understand how important nonprofits are in the lives of those they serve, and we can provide the financial tools you need to continue growing. If your nonprofit organization needs financing, apply now.



Shira Greenberg, Keshet Dance Company, Center for the Arts, and Ideas and Innovation Center Albuquerque, NM

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