Pathway Lending was created in 1999 to increase access to capital for Tennessee businesses. As a Community Development Financial Institution, certified by the US Treasury, we do good work. We align capital with opportunity to seed innovation and investment in communities across the state. With more than $150 million in loans and 32,000 hours of business advisory services, we’re doing right by Tennessee.
The mission of Pathway Lending is to provide underserved small businesses in Tennessee with lending solutions and educational services that result in job creation and economic development. Our values are based in a determination to help with respect for all.
Our Target Market
Pathway Lending serves businesses throughout the state of Tennessee; but focuses its activities on underserved Target Markets that include businesses located in Qualified Investment Areas (as defined by low-income census tracts, poverty rates, and unemployment statistics) and African-American owned businesses.
Our Board of Directors
Pathway Lending is a private, 501(c)3 organization governed by an independent board of directors. The board provides fiduciary and organizational oversight and ensures we achieve our mission of growing businesses and strengthening Tennessee communities. See our current Board.