Lending for opportunity, impact, and justice.

CLIMB Fund is a not-for-profit Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) whose mission is to ensure access to capital for entrepreneurs and small businesses that cannot secure traditional financing.

Serving the entire state of South Carolina as the state's largest microlender, CLIMB Fund has more than 40 years of history lending to entrepreneurs who have been turned away by for-profit banks. There are numerous South Carolina businesses we’ve helped start and grow, but the most important impacts we have are providing new pathways to success and helping people realize their dreams.

CLIMB Fund by the numbers:

  • 0
  • loans made in 2023
  • 0
  • of loans made to BIPOC-owned small businesses
  • 0
  • of veteran-owned small businesses were also BIPOC
  • 0
  • to businesses located in rural areas
  • 0
  • of clients denied credit by traditional sources
  • 0
  • of clients succeed in fully repaying their loans
  • $0
  • million lent for Community Development
  • 0
  • jobs created in South Carolina as a result of CLIMB Fund

About Us

CLIMB Fund is a not-for-profit state and federally certified Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI). Our mission is to create access to capital that will have positive local impact, elevate opportunity, and advance social and economic justice. We are powered by a talented and diverse team who work hard to fulfill our mission every day.


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Are you interested in starting a business, need financing to grow an existing one, or just interested in learning a little more about what we offer and our application process? Click below. We look forward to working with you!