Access To Affordable Financing Options


Small loans tailored to meet the practical needs of new Americans and others who may have thin credit.

50 %
Repayment Rate
U.S. Locations

In the U.S., climbing the economic ladder is much harder without access to affordable financing. Yet too many families are limited to high-interest, predatory loans that further squeeze already-tight budgets.

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June 21, 2021 - We appreciate MUFG for highlighting our work in their 2020 Corporate Social Responsibility report: Resiliency and
June 15, 2021 - The U.S. Department of the Treasury today awarded $1.25 billion in COVID-19 relief funds to 863
April was Financial Capability Month, and we at CEO can only do the work we do because of the support

For newcomers to the U.S., linguistic or cultural barriers often serve to further exclude families from the financial mainstream.

The International Rescue Committee’s Center for Economic Opportunity (CEO) is a unique non-profit Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) Loan Fund that specializes in making flexible, affordable consumer and microenterprise loans to borrowers with little access to traditional financing. Our loans are made from within trusted local community organizations and are offered in tandem with related trainings and services. We help borrowers build assets, capitalize on opportunities, and transition into the financial mainstream.