FINANTA, SHORT FOR FINANCING AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE, IS A MISSION-DRIVEN NONPROFIT LENDING INSTITUTION FACILITATING ACCESS TO CAPITAL AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE IN THE PHILADELPHIA REGION.

FINANTA was created in 1996, making its first loan to a local recycling company.  Since then, we have generated 20+ years of entrepreneurial expansion, affordable homeownership, consumer borrowing, and community development in the Philadelphia region.  We have distinguished ourselves by delivering services in a way which is acutely aware of the cultural, social, and language challenges some of our clients encounter.  Such an approach is unique today and defines us in our mission to help more socio-economically challenged individuals and families achieve self-sufficiency and stability.

We are the #1 SBA microlender in the Philadelphia region and Pennsylvania, and #4 in the nation. We are the recipient of the 2016 Jody C. Raskind Lender of the Year award, and continue to expand our growth and impact into the future.

Service Area

We serve 8 counties in the Philadelphia region in collaboration with local organizations seeking to facilitate access to capital and credit building to those who need it the most.  If you are part of an organization or affinity/interest group which would like to partner with FINANTA, please email us at finanta@finanta.org. 

OUR HISTORY


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In 1996, a group of community leaders, entrepreneurs among them, in lower Kensington, Philadelphia gathered to address a growing concern:  a demand for business financing unmet by the local banking industry.

One year later, FINANTA was open for business.  Offering bilingual services and strongly rooted in the community, the nonprofit lending institution made its first loan to a local recycling company.

FINANTA is proud to operate out of our headquarters at 1301 North 2nd Street.  The FINANTA Center opened in 2009 as a hub for local economic development, business networking, and professional services, offering affordable office space-for-lease by entrepreneurs and nonprofits, acting as a business incubator for the local community and the Philadelphia region.  Over the past 20 years, our loan portfolio has come to reflect the diversity of contemporary Philadelphia:  from immigrant, family-run micro-enterprises, to real estate developers, cutting-edge designers, and nonprofits.  Lets continue to grow together.