Self-Help Credit Union

Commercial Loans


Let Our Expertise Work for You

Self-Help has made more than $1.2 billion in loans to businesses, nonprofits and community development projects. That experience means we know how to make your loan a success, even for complex or unusual projects.

We offer commercial loans for $250,000 and up, with no maximum project size. We consider applications for all kinds of businesses and projects, but we specialize in sectors like green businesses, renewable energy, charter schools, healthy-foods businesses and more.

Need a loan for less than $250,000? Check out our small business loans.

Our Commercial Loan Programs Include

Loans generally limited to projects located in California, North Carolina, Chicago, Illinois and Washington, D.C. Contact us to discuss exceptions.

For more information, contact: 

  1. In Illinois: Cynthia Valle at cvalle@self-helpfcu.org or (708) 222-6339
  2. In California: Cort Gross at cortg@self-help.org or (510) 379-5526 and
    Sarah Brennan at Sarah.Brennan@self-help.org or (877) 369-2828 x 5536.