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    Introducing Fig’s 2023 Social Mission Partner: Rising Tide Community Loan Fund

    Rising Tide Community Loan Fund, a subsidiary of anti-poverty nonprofit Community Action Lehigh Valley, helps the local economy thrive by helping small businesses thrive.


    Established in 2001, Rising Tide is a nonprofit financial institution offering accessible loan products up to $150,000, as well as providing business counseling, start-up resources, and marketing assistance.


    Rising Tide participants may not qualify for traditional banking products, but Rising Tide sees beyond the spreadsheet to the many other factors that can make a small business successful.


    Have a small business idea or looking for resources to help your business reach the next level? Contact Rising Tide today!


    Data from Rising Tide includes:

    • Rising Tide has provided more than $10.9 million in loans
    • More than 250 small businesses have received one-on-one assistance
    • More than half of Rising Tide’s participants qualify as low-income and/or minority-owned


    Learn more about Rising Tide Community Loan Fund.

    Connect with Rising Tide on social media! IG: @risingtideCLF | FB: /risingtideloan