Did you know?
Self-Help provided more than $140 million in financing to families, businesses and nonprofits last year. Learn more in our 2012 Annual Report.
Since our founding in 1980, Self-Help has invested over $6.38 billion in financing to families, individuals, and organizations.
Self-Help Energy Loan Fund
With support from Bank of America, Self-Help has created a specialized fund to finance renewable energy and energy efficiency upgrades to commercial buildings. Loan amounts range from $5,000 to $10 million. Target sectors include multifamily housing, small businesses, child care centers, charter schools and houses of worship. Through the Energy Loan Fund, Self-Help is able to provide an interest rate discount of 1.5 percentage points for qualifying projects. Many projects may also qualify for discounted energy assessments.
Other benefits include:
- Technical assistance from expert lenders
- Potential tax benefits
- Lower energy bills
Eligible geographies include:
- North Carolina (all cities)
- Washington D.C.
- San Francisco
- Los Angeles
What types of projects are eligible?
Target projects include but are not limited to:
- Green renovations and upgrades using third party standards such as LEED, Coalition for High Performance Schools, or Energy Star.
- Renewable energy installations on rooftops.
- Efficiency upgrades tied to other lines of financing, such as lighting upgrades bundled with working capital.
Call (919) 956-4406 to learn more, or fill out an application form below, which provides much more information.
- Child Care Loan Application
- Commercial Loan Application
- Nonprofit Loan Application
- Small Business Loan Application