Sometimes, we all need a little support. Rainier Valley Community Development Fund (RVCDF) – is in your corner when it comes to helping businesses seeking capital, tax incentives, site location assistance, and other services that can support your business’s success.

Assist business and
companies in expanding and innovating

Our process has been simplified. Apply for funds to support your business.

Financing Options

Guided by our mission to preserve and strengthen cultural diversity, long-term livability, and economic opportunity throughout southeast Seattle, we provide lending capital to entrepreneurs and developers that enhance the quality of life in the community.

Business Resources

Our loan officers can provide strategic support to help you with your borrowing needs and pair you with expert business advisers that are able to provide hands-on assistance and resources to grow your business.

Our Clients

Our clients are south Seattle businesses–food services, health clinics, commercial real estate owners, and community facilities that form the backbone of every community. Our small business loans help support minority and women owned businesses

Strengthening Business

Our loan criteria are not the same as those at traditional lending agencies. We look at factors including character, business capacity, and projected cash flow, as well as the impact a business will have on the Rainier Valley community.

6951 Martin Luther King Jr Way S,
Suite 225,Seattle, WA 98118
Support 24/7

(206) 722-5280
Free Consultation

People Helping People

The RVCDF team is dedicated to the community and is here to help our clients achieve success.
Follow the links to learn more about the passionate people that support our mission.

Our Success Stories

As a small business owner, access to affordable business capital is essential. We leverage small loans into big gains—generating local jobs,
attracting more economic activity, and helping our clients’ secure the financing they need, when they need it most.

Our Impact

From 2003 to 2009, RVCDF administered more than $15 million in mitigation funds to 183 southeast Seattle businesses impacted by Sound Transit’s light rail construction.

We are proud of our efforts to create tangible, data-driven results by investing in the Rainier Valley community with a key focus on minority and women owned businesses through our lending programs initiated in 2006.


Total Investments Since 2006


Total Loans Since 2006


Minority / Women Owned Businesses

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No pre-deposit required.

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Investing in South Seattle and beyond

Get the funds and resources your business needs to make your dreams reality