Community First Fund and Impact Harrisburg Launch New Loan Fund for Harrisburg Neighborhood Businesses

Posted On On: March 19, 2018 Categories Filed Under: Member News

Harrisburg, PA (March 15, 2018) – Media are invited to attend Community First Fund’s press conference on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 10:30 AM.

Daniel Betancourt, President and CEO of Community First Fund, along with Sheila Dow Ford, Executive Director of Impact Harrisburg, will formally announce the formation of the Harrisburg Business Opportunity Fund.  Community First Fund and Impact Harrisburg partnered to jointly create this new revolving loan fund to support business and commercial development in the city’s disadvantaged neighborhoods. Impact Harrisburg is an investor in the program. The goal of this dedicated fund is to drive economic growth and help tear down the barriers that Persons of Color, especially African Americans, face in accessing business loans.


Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 10:30 AM


PA Housing Finance Agency
211 N. Front Street, Harrisburg, PA, 17101
(Board Room – Lobby Level)


About Community First Fund

Community First Fund is the premier economic development organization serving the low income communities of central and eastern Pennsylvania. The 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization provides loan capital to businesses, real estate developers and community support organizations throughout the region. Since 1992, Community First Fund has made more than 1640 loans and investments totaling over $207 million to businesses, affordable housing and community based developers, and community based programs and initiatives. Get more information on Community First Fund at