• Community Sourced Capital

    Community Sourced Capital

    fund the world you want to live in

  • CAMPAIGN: Stockbox

    CAMPAIGN: Stockbox

    This $20,000 loan supported the expansion of Stockbox Neighborhood Grocery in Seattle.

  • ABOUT: The CSC team

    ABOUT: The CSC team

    Get to know a little more about us

We build innovative financial systems for communities

We provide loans to small businesses using funds sourced from people in their community.
We have initiated $280,000 in loans for 17 businesses with support from nearly 2,000 Squareholders.

You invest in your community. What if they invested in you?

Community Sourced Capital connects you to people who want to see your business succeed. We built a way for communities to lend money to businesses they know and love. CSC is a new way to connect to your customers, discover new friends and transform your business value.

Share your business story with us and we’ll work with you to turn community support into a loan for your growth. CSC provides the technology, marketing and administrative know-how to make borrowing money from the people around you possible.

Get a loan: let’s turn your social capital into financial capital

Buy a Square. Make a loan to a business in your community

We provide loans to small businesses using capital sourced directly from people in their community. Those businesses run campaigns on this website to raise capital for their loans, and we manage the behind-the-scenes magic that makes this kind of small business lending simple for everyone.

Anyone can take part in funding a loan for a business they choose by purchasing something that we call a Square, a $50 unit of the larger loan we make to a business. Squares are really simple loans and they act like this: $50 loaned and $50 repaid. It’s not a donation. It’s not an investment. It’s a right-sized mechanism for moving money to a business in your community while still getting paid back.

Read more: why our loans are more than loans

Browse new campaigns

Happy Cup Coffee

This $7,500 loan will open a new cafe for a coffee company that employs disabled adults.

Portland, OR

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8 Arms Bakery

This $4,000 loan will upgrade equipment and facilities for a fabulous community bakery.

Olympia, WA

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Skip Rock Distillers

This $12,000 loan will finance whiskey production for a growing distiller.

Snohomish, WA

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Urban Buggy

This $5,000 loan helps finance employee starting wages for a market in Seattle’s Central District.

Seattle, WA

The Food Shed

This $20,000 loan helped finance the opening of the new Food Shed location in Kitsap, Washington.

Kitsap, WA

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The Westy

This $26,000 loan helps open a new neighborhood sports bar in West Seattle.

Seattle, WA

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EverGreen Escapes

This $27,000 loan improves and outfits the Seattle headquarters of an outdoor adventure company.

Seattle, WA

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Il Corvo

This $31,000 loan helps fund Il Corvo’s new Seattle pizza restaurant in Pioneer Square.

Seattle, WA

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Why we started a small business finance company

Our team is passionate about designing and deploying innovative financial systems. Here’s the deal: finance. It’s a big deal. In fact, we think it’s the biggest “deal” for building a more sustainable economy. That’s why we’re tackling this challenge.

We founded CSC after a year of researching what we call sustainable finance. And then we spent a year building a business model that could make finance more sustainable. We’re starting with a product for small businesses because their access to capital is being left behind by the financial system. We can’t live without them.

We’re a hodgepodge of do-it-all personalities with backgrounds in small business management, socially-responsible investing, web technology, grassroots marketing and community fundraising. We don’t have extensive banking or Wall Street careers, and we think that’s a good thing. Some of us work on CSC 40 hours a week. Some 60 hours. Some just a few hours here and there meeting with small businesses. We’re growing, and we love meeting people that want to join us! Send us a note below if we should meet.

Sustainable finance is a fun story to tell: visit our press page

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