Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs
We create jobs, and we save jobs. ACE, as a nonprofit community lender, specializes in small-business loans coupled with business advisory services. ACE has emerged as a leader in responsive and innovative small business financing in Georgia. This leadership was recognized with a 2010 OFN Wells Fargo NEXT Award for innovation. In 2011, ACE was accepted into the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses CDFI Growth Collaborative, a working-group of 21 CDFIs from around the country who focus on expanding small business lending capacity and CNN Money recognized ACE as one of the country’s top 10 microfinance organizations. Since inception, ACE has made more than $19 million in loans, creating or saving more than 3,000 jobs in Georgia. We believe ACE’s unusual combination of job creation, business support, and environmental sustainability strengthens individuals, families, and communities, yielding astonishing social as well as economic returns for all of us. The enduring ripple effect of one successful business cannot be measured, but it can be felt. ACE serve 68 counties, including metro Atlanta.