Community Partner Resources

CLW partners with a wide range of organizations to further our mission of spurring economic development through providing access to capital for people and communities who are not able to acquire capital through traditional lending sources, including those groups whom have been disenfranchised by the lending industry. Below are links to various resources & partners within our lending community.
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Community LendingWorks (CLW)

CLW provides a series of videos that help you write an effective and professional business plan.


Development Northwest (DevNW)

DevNW is CLW’s partner organization. They provide various services including housing assistance and financial educational classes. View available classes, and signup for a class.

Small Business Development Council (SBDC)

The SBDC provides educational business courses and individual business counseling. They are a great source for startup ventures in need of free counseling on business plans, financial understanding, and loan application understanding.

Oregon Entrepreneurs Network

OEN helps entrepreneurs start up and scale up by connecting them to peers and mentors, startup funding opportunities, and hands-on training.

Oregon RAIN

Oregon RAIN has various events and programs helping startup and small businesses, including mentorship and access to capital resources.


SCORE provides a wide range of services to established and new businesses, including mentorship, education, and local events.

Business Oregon

Business Oregon is the state’s economic development agency. They are a great resource for news and access to information on happenings within Oregon’s business community.


XXcelerate Fund provides a uniquely powerful combination of business education, peer support and a pathway to financing for womxn who want to work for themselves.