Community sourced capital press

We love telling the story of community finance

It's not just our mission to provide innovative finance systems for communities, we also have to get out there and talk about them!

We hope you will contact us about sharing the story of small businesses accessing capital from people in their community, or crowdfunding, or the challenge that banks face in financing the businesses we love, or the politics around community development... or whatever you might want to talk about! Check out some of our features below, and let us know if you are interested in telling our story.

Recent press releases:

June 1, 2015: Community Sourced Capital Reaches $1 Million in Zero-Interest Capital Loaned to Small Businesses from Local Community Members

PDF of Press Release

May 6, 2015: Washington State Department of Commerce and Community Sourced Capital Launch Campaign to Bring Crowd-Sourced, Zero-Interest Loans to Small Businesses in All 39 Counties

Link on Business Wire -- PDF of Press Release

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The people behind CSC

What if financial systems were designed to strengthen communities? Our team came together around this question when we launched CSC, and we continue to be excited about it as we grow.

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Community Sourced Capital in the news

Brilliant 100

Entrepreneur Magazine

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

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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."

Komo news press

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.