Providing small business loans, training, and research to support entrepreneurs.
We were founded in 1990 to promote economic opportunity for all.
As a nonprofit and certified community development financial institution (CDFI), we are passionate about supporting small businesses. Because those who go into business for themselves should never be left by themselves.
We support communities by helping entrepreneurs build the businesses of their dreams.
MAKE AN IMPACT.
Our team brings a high level of competency, professionalism, dedication, and vision. The extraordinary passion the team brings for quality and excellence is reflected in all of the services we offer.
We have assembled a diverse and highly skilled board of directors with varying experiences that will significantly aid in achieving our mission to promote, create, and protect economic opportunity for everyone.
To create economic opportunity for all people.
To foster economic development in underserved communities by providing capital, business services, and policy research to support small businesses.
A partner for
in the Carolinas.
A small business advocate.
Paulette Dillard, Ph.D.
CSBDF Board Chair
President, Shaw University
CSBDF Board Vice Chair
Vice President & Head of Small Business Forward, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Dr. Pamela Senegal
CSBDF Board Treasurer
President, Piedmont Community College
CSBDF Board Secretary
Bank of America Executive (retired)
CSBDF Board Assistant Secretary / Treasurer
Senior Workforce Development Consultant, Duke Energy
Senior Vice President, PNC
Vice President, Senior Community Relations Consultant Charlotte and Western Atlantic, Wells Fargo
Joseph L. Fox, Ed.D., M.B.A., PHR
Fox Management Consulting Enterprises, LLC
Chief Lending and Asset Management Officer,
National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders (NALCAB)
President, Live Oak Bank
Chief Corporate Community & Economic Development Officer, Fifth Third Bank
Natalie Haskins English, CCE
President & CEO, Wilmington Chamber of Commerce
Jeffrey E. Hastings
Senior Vice President, Commercial Banking, BB&T
Grace L. Nystrum
Senior Vice President, Strategic Marketing Executive,
Bank of America
President, The Pioneer Group
Assistant Vice President and Market Manager,
Woodforest National Bank
Member, Nexsen Pruet