making the Philadelphia region a hub for economic development since 1996

FINANTA, short for for FINANcing and Technical Assistance, is a mission-driven nonprofit lending institution facilitating access to capital and credit building services to entrepreneurs, consumers, and first-time homebuyers in the Philadelphia region. FINANTA offers a wide range of products and services, including credit building microloans, affinity group borrowing, business loans and entrepreneurial training, mortgage counseling, and financial education.  As a Community Development Financial Institution, FINANTA supports entrepreneurial expansion, affordable homeownership, consumer borrowing, and community development.  Founded in 1996, FINANTA has distinguished itself in the region’s microlending sector by delivering services in a manner that is uniquely conscious of the cultural, social, and language barriers that immigrants, minorities and other sectors face. 










in loans since inception


70,000+ HRS

of individual credit building and entrepreneurial training provided

1,500+ JOBS

FINANTA’s economic impact

catherine & paul
fireball printing

“Our business wouldn’t exist if it weren’t for FINANTA! We are so thankful for their loans and technical assistance that helped us expand our business.

Dr. hill-bennet
logic Eye Care

FINANTA taught me the importance of knowing my numbers, how to look at profit and loss statements, and where I could make adjustments.”




in over 1000+ microloans to 67 affinity groups borrowing in 109 cycles



in mortgages to 206 deserving first-time homebuyers & families


in Delaware, New Jersey and Pennsylvania served with FINANTA loans and credit counseling

FINANTA’s Products and Services

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For Entrepreneurs

 FINANTA offers a wide variety of programs, products, and services to entrepreneurs and small business owners



For Homebuyers

FINANTA has financial products and services designed to meet homebuyers’ specific needs, including residential mortgages, down payment assistance loans, and mortgage counseling


For Consumers

FINANTA offers a number of programs, products, and services for consumers with various financial goals, such as credit building, debt payment, and saving