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EDFC is a 501c3 non-profit organization, originally formed by the cities and county in 1995 to be the lead agency for economic development in Mendocino County. Through our loan programs and professional services, EDFC is here to partner with community to create a long-lasting sustainable future for Mendocino County and surrounding counties.

We are a Trusted Certified Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI)

Supporting Small Businesses since 1995

EDFC offers professional services to local jurisdictions in Mendocino County carrying out economic development activities. These can include: research, analysis and reporting on the local economy, as well as project feasibility studies, economic surveys, strategy implementation, and partnership coordination.

In 2013 EDFC became an accredited CDFI. Our Revolving Loan fund serves a specific target area. CDFI’s strive to foster economic opportunity and revitalize neighborhoods.

Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIS) share a common goal of expanding economic opportunity in low-income communities by providing access to financial products and services for local residents and businesses.

Whether it’s the credit union down the street or a nearby small business loan fund, your community may be home to an organization known as a CDFI.


Our Services

If you are looking to start or grow a business and have not been successful in securing tradional financing through a bank, EDFC may be able to help.

Business Loans

Business Resources

Community Impact

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EDFC is a not-for-profit organization and has been providing business financing in Mendocino County since 1995. In 2013 EDFC was certified as a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI). EDFC serves Mendocino, Lake and Sonoma counties.


Community Partners

EDFC understands that cultivating healthy businesses takes collaboration. Through our vast network of community partners, we work together to spur economic growth in our region.

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