On November 30, 2022, Stephen Davis of the Community Investment Collaborative joined our RISE Collaborative online meetup. He shared his expertise on how to prepare for loan applications and how to apply for loan funds from the Community Investment Collaborative.

The information below was accurate as of the November 30, 2022 meetup. For the most up-to-date information, please visit https://cicville.org.

The Community Investment Collaborative is a Community Investment Financing Institution (CDFI) based in Charlottesville, Virginia. With 10 years experience as an entrepreneurial support organization (ESO) focused in Charlottesville and surrounding areas, the Community Investment Collaborative is welcoming loan applications from entrepreneurs in other parts of Virginia. 

For current information and to apply, please visit the Community  Investment Collaborative at cicville.org/financing

How to Apply

1) Visit cicville.org/financing 

2) Contact Carolina Medina to discuss your qualifications and eligibility.

3) Contact your local Small Business Development Center (SBDC) professional to establish yourself as a new SBDC client or continue your existing SBDC relationship.


Carolina Medina

Director of Lending and Operations

Community Investment Collaborative (CIC) 



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