The Arts Loan Fund


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Organization Description: 
Providing quick-turnaround, low-cost financial assistance to arts organizations and individual artists in the San Francisco Bay Area

The Arts Loan Fund (ALF) - a collaborative program of the members of Northern California Grantmakers (NCG), a regional association of grantmakers - was started in 1981 in response to the unique cash flow needs of arts organizations.  While large nonprofit institutions and businesses can use commercial lenders, community arts groups generally cannot draw upon such resources or may pay high interest rates to do so.  The ALF works to fill this gap and to provide a useful financial tool for small and midsized arts organizations.

Restricted to Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Monterey, San Mateo, San Francisco, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz and Sonoma Counties