Setting Up Veteran Entrepreneurs for Success.

Setting Up Veteran Entrepreneurs for Success.

About Us

We are a multi-state collaborative of CDFIs (Community Development Financial Institution) dedicated to supporting veterans pursue the American Dream and small business ownership. Veteran LLC was formed as an initiative of JPMorgan Chase’s Small Business Forward program to support women, minority, and veteran-owned small businesses to create local and inclusive economic growth. We have each developed resources and programs to advance opportunities for veterans and their families. From inception to realization, we walk hand in hand with veteran entrepreneurs through every step of small business development with business advice and access to capital.

We support communities by helping entrepreneurs build the businesses of their dreams. Our vision is to create economic opportunity. Our mission is to foster economic development in underserved communities by providing capital, business services, and policy research to support small businesses.
Since 1979, we have empowered small business owners in the Bay Area, beginning in Oakland and expanding to serve San Francisco and veteran-owned businesses in California. Our mission is to create economic opportunity by empowering entrepreneurs. Through innovative partnerships we provide business owners with capital, education, and relationships that allow them to flourish. Our collaborative approach helps our clients create jobs and stimulates economic development in low-to-moderate income communities.
Our mission is to create economic opportunity and financial stability for underserved people by providing access to capital, education and resources to build healthy small businesses. PeopleFund believes that healthy small business growth is the key to economic recovery and development and that every person, no matter their background or economic situation, has the ability to become a successful entrepreneur and job creator given access to resources they need. We inspire, educate, fund, and elevate clients on the path to prosperity and the American Dream.
WWBIC is a leading innovative statewide economic development corporation “Putting Dreams to Work.” We focus on individuals who face barriers in accessing traditional financing or resources in pursuit of their dreams and economic well-being. We provide targeted individuals interested in starting, strengthening or expanding businesses with access to vital resources and tools such as quality financial and business education and responsible financial products.
The mission of Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs, Inc. (ACE) is to provide community economic development to underserved people and communities.ACE is a non-profit organization that provides loans and business development resources to help its borrowers create and grow sustainable businesses which generate jobs.
A leader in economic development lending since 1999, Pathway Lending is a Community Development Financial Institution that increases access to capital for businesses in Tennessee & Alabama. Our mission is to provide lending solutions and educational services that supports the development, growth, and preservation of underserved small businesses, affordable housing, and sustainable communities. We are financing businesses and strengthening communities.
BBIF Florida (BBIF) is a non-profit, mission-driven, Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) that helps Florida businesses thrive by providing loan capital alongside with business development training. We also help to stabilize low-income, distressed neighborhoods by investing in economic development projects that stabilizing communities and create jobs.
Since 2004, ECDI has assisted Ohio’s entrepreneurs through their one-stop-shop business services model, suited to meet the needs of all entrepreneurs, regardless of what business stage they’re in. From providing capital to entrepreneurs looking to expand their businesses, to providing focused, business-specific educational opportunities to enhance entrepreneurial skill sets, ECDI works with their clients to meet their specific needs.
We recognize our military veterans and their spouses have the skills and discipline to be small business owners. And can serve their customers, employees and community as well as they served our country. Our VALOR Loan program was created for them—to support transitioning service members, veterans, and their families (the SMVF community) with access to affordable capital to start and grow small businesses in Colorado.
At Excelsior Growth Fund (EGF), our mission is to help businesses in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania grow by providing small business loans and advisory services. As a nonprofit organization and a U.S. Treasury-certified Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), we’re a responsible lender you can trust. We understand that many small businesses can have difficulty getting traditional bank financing and EGF can help. Our products are affordable and flexible, and our advisory services can help you reach your business goals.
Craft3 is a regional nonprofit CDFI that makes loans to strengthen the economic, ecological and family resilience in Oregon and Washington. We lend to businesses, families and nonprofits, including those without access to traditional financing. Since inception, Craft3 has invested more than $510 million in over 6,800 people and businesses in Oregon and Washington.
DreamSpring is an award-winning, 25-year-old nonprofit organization that increases access to credit, makes loans and provides a community of support to help entrepreneurs realize their dreams. DreamSpring proudly serves Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico and Texas with business loans ranging from $1,000 to $2,000,000.


Read below to see what our clients have to say about Veteran LLC.

Marc Smith

Grapevine, TX

Patriotic Pig

An Army veteran who’s passionate about BBQ, Marc is dedicated to providing quality catering. Marc and Gina are committed to helping and working within the veteran community.

Aeriana Bozarth-Weston

San Antonio, TX


As a tribute to her grandmother, Aeriana started Soaps-N-Suds and focuses on the grooming needs of those pet owners who cannot easily access traditional brick and mortar grooming shops.

Tim Sanchez

Oakland, CA

Tertulia Coffee

"Even if you don’t think you need a loan, if you can get one, you should. It’s difficult for startups to get access to capital, but that money is your protection."