The Arts Loan Fund (ALF), managed by Northern California Grantmakers, has loaned over $23 million in the past thirty years as a way to boost the sustainability and growth of non-profit art and cultural organizations.
While businesses and larger non-profits are able to rely on commercial banking for cash-flow needs, small to mid-sized arts organizations have a harder time accessing capital. The Arts Loan Fund was created by funders to meet this need and alleviate short term cash-flow crunches.
Loan applications are being accepted on a rolling basis. To learn more about the criteria to apply, visit the eligibility page. Have questions about where to start? Contact Margaret Southerland at margaret at padmaconsulting.com or 415-567-5494.