Annual Reports & Financials – Illinois & Indiana

Creating Economic Opportunity One Small Business Loan at a Time


Accion creates economic development at a level that other financial institutions cannot. By providing loans up to $100,000 to qualified borrowers, we fill a gap in the credit market that large financial institutions don’t serve. Without Accion, many of the region’s budding entrepreneurs and promising start-ups would be stranded without access to credit, and the communities around them would not reap the benefit of jobs and capital they produce.


Our clients are neighborhood businesses — like bakeries, dry cleaners, coffee shops, and transportation services — that form the backbone of every community. Our small loans help leverage big gains, generating local jobs and attracting more economic activity.

Read our 2019 Annual Report here.