Endorsed Partner

Pathway Lending

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 that propels economic growth in under-resourced communities. Celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2024, Pathway has generated more than $1 billion in economic impact to become a leading community-focused lender in the Southeast. Through its lending and advisory programs, Pathway has financed over 1,500 businesses, delivering more than $525 million in direct lending through its small business, affordable housing, and climate-related loan funds, including C-PACER. These efforts have supported more than 30,000 jobs, created 2,400 affordable housing units, and generated $9.8MM in annual energy cost savings. Pathway focuses on serving veteran, women, minority, rural, and low-income business owners. 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.