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Community

Working collectively to build strong stable communities by leveraging resources for the development of people and places

Forgivable Loan Fund

MCCD has established the Forgivable Loan Fund, a lifeline for small businesses facing unexpected hardships. Your generosity will help us swiftly aid small businesses. The immediate assistance we can offer is the decisive factor between closing their doors and continuing to grow their business.
 

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Community Development

Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers (MCCD) is an association of nonprofit affordable housing and economic development organizations from across the state, committed to expanding wealth building opportunities and advancing racial and economic justice. For over 33 years, our members have worked collectively to leverage resources for the development of people and places.

As a certified Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), MCCD provides business advising services and access to low-cost capital for entrepreneurs and business owners who have been locked out of traditional banking institutions, with a focus on Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC), low-wealth individuals, women and other marginalized groups.

MCCD primarily serves in cities and counties around the Twin Cities region including Anoka County, Dakota County, Hennepin County, Ramsey County, Washington County, and City of Northfield.

Programs

MCCD is committed to carrying out our work in four core program areas.

Small Business

Free confidential business consulting for current and prospective entrepreneurs. Access to funding outside traditional banking systems.

Small Business

Free confidential business consulting for current and prospective entrepreneurs. Access to funding outside traditional banking systems.

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Policy & Advocacy

Advance policies and practices that support the work of our members and other community development organizations.

Policy & Advocacy

Advance policies and practices that support the work of our members and other community development organizations.

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Field Building

Equip early-career and mid-career community development professionals with mentoring and development opportunities.

Field Building

Equip early-career and mid-career community development professionals with mentoring and development opportunities.

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Shared Ownership

Community wealth building strategy supporting employee owned and other forms of democratically owned businesses.

Shared Ownership

Community wealth building strategy supporting employee owned and other forms of democratically owned businesses.

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“MCCD has helped me where I couldn’t and wouldn’t. It’s important that other Hispanic and other Latin people know about MCCD’s existence.”
Mireya
Owner of El Rincon Mexicano
kari
"The support that MCCD and CDFIs provide minority-owned business owners is critical to the ongoing journey of generational healing and cultural empowerment. When each of us rises, we all rise."
Kari Tribble
Founder of Avari Beauty
Watson Fong
"MCCD makes the loan process smooth from initial consultation to closing, they have a heart to help small minority businesses like us. We greatly appreciate their support."
Watson Fong
Owner of Asian Mart
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“If someone can IMAGINE their business, MCCD will EDUCATE, COUNSEL, and INSTRUCT you through the process. We are extremely grateful for the Open to Business program at MCCD and know this program will support more new businesses in the future.”
Deru Bezbiah
Owner of Deru Braiding
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“I will forever be grateful for MCCD's support and guidance. I confidently continue my passion with MCCD by my side.”
Jeena
Owner of Namaste Brows