Our Story & History

Filling Financial Gaps

In 1989, Grow was founded to provide women with economic mobility through business education and counseling. Today, Grow is a Community Development Financial Institution that provides responsible and accessible loans that expand economic opportunity for small business owners at every stage of their business. 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.

Showcasing Opportunities

Grow understands and recognizes that many systemically-excluded communities are unable to obtain the resources to achieve their aspirations of becoming an entrepreneur. Some of those exclusions include access to capital, education and mentorship, or credit-building measures. Grow strives to partner with businesses to overcome those obstacles to expand entrepreneurship opportunities and business success.