Center for Community Self-Help
The nonprofit Center for Community Self-Help and its financing affiliates, Self-Help Credit Union and Self-Help Ventures Fund, comprise one of the nation’s leading community development financial institutions (CDFI). Our mission is to create ownership and economic opportunities for minorities, women, rural residents, and low-wealth families.
Since 1980, Self-Help has provided $3.5 billion in financing to over 40,000 small businesses, nonprofits, and homebuyers. Our lending and advocacy efforts have benefited people and communities not only in North Carolina but also nationwide. Self-Help operates from regional offices in Asheville, Charlotte, Durham, Fayetteville, Greensboro, Greenville, Wilmington and Wilson, as well as in Washington, D.C.