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CSC helps small businesses access 0-interest loans from the people who know and love them. We call those people Squareholders. CSC charges flat fees for our services. .

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Over 6,000 people have loaned $2 Million to businesses in their communities.

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96 local loans have been created with Community Sourced Capital


Community Sourced Capital in the News


Do Interest-Free Loans Make Sense?

No, But They Do Make a Difference


Conscious Company Magazine

How Hyperlocal Finance Can Change the World

Brilliant 100

Entrepreneur Magazine

This entrepreneur is proving that a zero-interest loan platform can work

Nerd wallet


Zero-interest small business loans, because your neighborhood loves you

The seattle times

The Seattle Times

Seattle crowdfunding firm, state to help small businesses get loans

Fast company

Fast Company Exist

When Banks Won't Help Small Businesses, Social Finance Can Fill In.

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NPR Morning Edition

NPR Morning Edition highlights our story of community finance with a small business in Virginia.


Forbes Online

'Locavesting' Meets Crowdfunding Meets Social Entrepreneurship, in an article on Forbes about the CSC model of community lending.



We won the 2014 Crosscut Courage Award in the Business category for "creating a financial system out of thin air."

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Komo 4 News

Local TV coverage of a campaign in Seattle, including an interview with a business owner and a few Squareholders.

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Entrepreneur Magazine

Entrepreneur Magazine features CEO Rachel Maxwell in a short story about raising money for impact-driven companies.

Harvard business review

Harvard Online

'The Benefits of Giving Away What Your Company Knows' as featured in the Harvard Business Review features generous businesses.

The guardian

The Guardian

2015 prediction: doing the right thing becomes central to business, not a sideline. Written by Carol Sanford.

Yes magazine

Yes! Magazine

"Like Shopping at Local Businesses? Now You Can Invest in Them, Too." From Yes! Magazine's online content.

The daily astorian

The Daily Astorian

"Street 14 Coffee is joining the trend of Community Sourced Capital loans for small businesses" in Astoria, Oregon.

Puget sound business journal

Puget Sound Business Journal

Online microlending platform links neighborhood businesses with community members willing to help them grow.


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Join our revolution in community finance and help bring the love back into lending!.