Welcome to the Community
Forward Fund.

The Community Forward Fund Assistance Corporation (CFFAC) is a Canadian nonprofit that makes loans to, or arranges financing for, nonprofits and charities. Our Fund addresses a gap in access to patient, working capital and provides bridge loans for the sector for small- and medium-sized organizations.

We also provide financial review and coaching services and assessment tools to help build financial skills and capacity in the nonprofit and charitable sector.

We invite you to learn more about us, whether you are a potential impact investor or a charity or nonprofit interested in finding out how your organization could benefit from a loan.

News & Announcements

Program Launch: Money, Mission and Strategy

We are pleased to announce the launch of our latest financial capacity building program, “Money, Mission and Strategy.” Money, Mission, Strategy is an innovative peer-based two-day educational clinic designed to equip nonprofits with the knowledge and skills they need to assess their financial health and incorporate practical financial planning tools into day-to-day communications and management. […]

Community Forward Fund among initial issuers on Social Venture Connexion (SVX)

The Community Forward Fund is pleased to announce that it is one of the first twelve issuers on the Social Venture Connexion (SVX). SVX is a platform operating on the triple bottom line investment principle, where return is understood to include social and environmental impact as well as financial profit. SVX defines itself as a local, […]

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Loans for nonprofits and charities

This two-page document provides an overview of our work in providing loans to nonprofits and charities.

Becoming Loan-Ready

This two-page document provides an overview of how nonprofits and charities can become loan-ready.

Impact Investing

This two-page document provides an overview of our Fund.

Social Finance Census 2010

A study in Ontario, entitled Social Finance Census 2010: A Summary of results from the social finance census of nonprofits and social purpose businesses, indicated a significant demand for loans and financing in the sector. The ONN/SVX survey on lending indicated interest by 50% of nonprofits and charities in Ontario in loan products and estimated […]