Revitalizing our communities together through affordable lending products

We are a mission-based certified community development financial institution (CDFI). Our loans help low-income, low-wealth, and other disadvantaged people and communities join the economic mainstream.


Baltimore Community Lending’s mission is to support the revitalization and strengthening of underserved communities throughout the Baltimore metro area through innovative and flexible financial assistance designed to promote community development.

Impact report

Aspiring entrepreneurs are opening their own businesses in droves, and community developers are pushing to make affordable housing available to those who need it most. Discover how we're helping realize these goals to help improve the lives of the people and communities we serve.

Small business owners
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From the very beginning, Dierdra Pressley, Ned Field, and Roy Miller at BCL were professional, knowledgeable, and responsive. They took the time to understand my project and my specific financial needs and worked closely with me to develop a financing solution that was tailored to my unique situation. [They] genuinely cared about my success and were so invested in helping me achieve my goals. I felt like they were a true partner in all my projects, and I couldn't be more grateful for their assistance.

Ike Okoye
Mikada Design Group

Baltimore Community Lending Secures $7.1 Million to Expand Opportunities in Underserved Communities

Baltimore Community Lending (BCL) announced that it has secured $7.1 million to expand access to financing and training for underserved small businesses and real estate developers in the Baltimore Metro area.

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Partner Spotlight: Baltimore Community Foundation

It takes more than money to make a lasting impact. That’s why Baltimore Community Foundation (BCF) intertwines strategic grants, impact investments, special initiatives and advocacy to strengthen schools and neighborhoods, allowing every child and family the opportunity to thrive.

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Quick Start: Digital Marketing for Small Businesses

Digital marketing is more than having a website and posting on social media. But with so many options and so little time, it can be hard for busy entrepreneurs to know where to start. This webinar will show you how to make your business stand out online quickly and easily.

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