Become a Lending Partner

Join us as a Lending Partner!

We partner with other Community Development Financial Institutions and Community Reinvestment Act-motivated organizations to invest in low-income people and communities across the country. Our participation lending finances community economic development projects in three main areas:

Become a Member

  • Our congregation saw this as an opportunity to live out our mission commitment statements by taking the necessary risks to be a healing, compassion presence in our world. Membership in Partners has helped us to make a very concrete commitment to the common good. We see this as an important link to our own community development investments and a way to continue our ministry in this area into the distant future.”

    Sister Nora Nash, Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia


Our mission is to advance social and economic justice and opportunity for the communities that need it the most. 

Your support is crucial to helping us achieve our mission of community investing and economic development. Your donation promotes affordable housing, neighborhood revitalization, entrepreneurship, and healthy communities in the United States and abroad.

Please submit your donation by check and send it to:

Partners for the Common Good
1201 15th Street NW, Suite 200
Washington, DC 20005

Loan Products

Loan Products

Partners for the Common Good (Partners) is a national, experienced, mission driven participation lender. We partner with other Community Development Finance Institutions (CDFIs) to provide capital to low-income people and communities by bringing capital and specialized knowledge of our target sectors to our lending partners. Our loan products include: affordable housing, community facilities and commercial real estate.


Our borrowers promote economic justice and opportunity for communities across the US and internationally.

We seek borrowers engaged in projects or activities that meet the following criteria:

Benefits of the Network


"Working with Partners has been very beneficial to our loan fund, primarily because it has allowed us to participate in larger loans that have had a greater impact on our target market. Partners has helped to build our capacity as a small and emerging loan fund, offering their expertise on multiple issues."

Executive Director of Legacy Redevelopment Corporation, Milwaukee, WI

Our Model

“Prior to rehabilitation, the building was boarded up, with graffiti covered windows and an uncontrolled parking lot plagued by drug dealing and prostitution. The restoration not only reclaimed the building’s physical beauty, but also played a central role in inspiring further investment at this intersection and in ultimately transforming it from a corner characterized by crime and vacant store fronts to a central hub of Latino commerce in South Minneapolis. Partners helped make it happen.

Our Work

Our idea is simple. Our work is pioneering. Our results are far reaching.

Partners’ mission is to advance economic justice and racial equity by partnering with and strengthening financial institutions to bring capital,create opportunity, and build wealth.

Our Story

Our history is rooted in the corporate responsibility movement of the 1970s. Using their corporate investments, religious institutions pressured companies to provide better working conditions or disinvest in Apartheid South Africa. These institutions also aimed to use a portion of their retirement and other investments to encourage access to capital for credit-starved low-income communities in the United States and to proactively support community organizations whose values resonated with their own.