Founded in 1999 and based in Nashville, Pathway Lending is a community development financial institution (CDFI) certified by the U.S. Department of the Treasury. It has grown to become a major lending institution in the Southeast, propelling meaningful economic growth in communities across the region with a focus on serving veteran, women, minority, rural, and low-income business owners, and business borrowers who may not qualify for traditional lending. In 2022, Pathway Lending made $50.8 million in loans and delivered 17,518 hours of technical assistance and education. More than 80 partner institutions invest in our mission, including financial institutions that earn CRA test credit or franchise and excise tax credits in Tennessee for providing CRA-qualified loans to Pathway. Get to know our mission and the stories of the entrepreneurs and communities we serve at PathwayLending.org.