Pathway Lending was created in 1999 as an economic development agency 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 Tennessee and Alabama. In 2017 Pathway Lending originated $40.2 million in loans, aided 883 education clients, delivered 8,153 hours of technical assistance, and grew to $137 million in total assets.
The mission of Pathway Lending is to provide lending solutions and educational services that support the development, growth, and preservation of underserved small businesses, affordable housing, and sustainable communities.
We are financing businesses and strengthening communities.
Our Target Market
Pathway Lending serves businesses throughout Tennessee and Alabama; 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.