Our Approach

Elevating entrepreneurs with funding and resources for every stage of business ownership.

Our Vision

Grow commits to a future where small business ownership can be realized as a pathway to wealth creation.

We strive to provide capital and knowledge that is informed through curiosity and authentic relationships. We acknowledge the historical harm of traditional financial systems and combat this by committing to provide capital to small business owners and entrepreneurs who have been economically disadvantaged and systemically excluded.

How we Support You

It’s not just about business loans, it’s about community impact.

We are committed to elevating entrepreneurs by providing access to capital, financial training, and mentorship from Grow’s network of industry professionals. These resources assist entrepreneurs in making sustainable decisions as they build financial security as small business owners in West Michigan.

What's a CDFI?

Benefits of Working With a CDFI

CDFIs promote financial inclusion and economic development among communities who’ve experienced the discriminatory practices of traditional financing. Our focus is local, and we support the historically underserved. Our motive is not pure profit; we work purposefully toward a more equitable, accessible, and just economy.

Community Impact

In 2020, Grow deployed 55 loans and deployed $587,000 to local businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Community Development Financial Institutions like ours strive toward a more equitable, accessible, and just economy. We believe that we can take challenges, uncertainty, and loss and turn them into opportunities. Here in West Michigan, we’re co-creating spaces for innovation, belonging, and wealth creation. Please take a look at our progress!