We were founded in 1990 to promote economic opportunity for all.
As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and certified community development financial institution (CDFI), we are passionate about supporting small businesses.
We support communities by helping entrepreneurs build the businesses of their dreams—because those who go into business for themselves should never be left by themselves.
Providing small business loans, training, and research to support entrepreneurs.
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.
MEET THE BOARD
Paulette Dillard, Ph.D.
CSBDF Board Chair
President, Shaw University
CSBDF Board Vice Chair
Vice President & Head of Small Business Forward, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
CSBDF Board Secretary
Bank of America Executive (retired)
CSBDF Board Assistant Secretary / Treasurer
Economic Development Director, Town of Fuquay-Varina
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
Jeffrey E. Hastings
Senior Vice President, Commercial Banking, Truist
Grace L. Nystrum
Senior Vice President, Strategic Marketing Executive,
Bank of America
President, The Pioneer Group
Member, Nexsen Pruet