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Starting a business can be a challenge, but don’t let that stop you from going after your goals. The Neighborhood Community Development Fund (formerly known as the “Northside Community Development Fund”) helps Allegheny County’s entrepreneurs and housing projects acquire the loans – and sometimes the leadership and support – needed to give a great idea or plan momentum. Let our team be your partner (better yet, the people in your corner) to help position your business for success. Whether you’re an entrepreneur looking for a new space, need financial support to take your business to the next level, or just aren’t quite sure where to start with your strategy – we have your back.

Statement on Racial Inequity

We have seen the long shadow of our nation’s racist legacies perpetuate an unequal America. We see the economic and personal toll every day in small business lending to minority and women owned businesses in underserved neighborhoods, redlining mortgages, and credit evaluation and discrimination in personal lending.

Over 20 years ago, the Neighborhood Community Development Fund was created to mitigate the economic impacts of discrimination locally – and to help regional small businesses, entrepreneurs, neighborhood organizations, and developers to access lending and development support. These principles have driven our work ever since, but this work isn’t done. This issue is important to us, and our board and staff are dedicated to equity, diversity and a just society for all – regardless of a person’s race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, income, or station in life. Our neighbors deserve the best.



Local Successes

Our team plays large and small roles in local business and real estate redevelopment projects, so you can trust that you’re in good hands from the moment we get started. The proof? Our successful projects that are adding character and authenticity to neighborhoods throughout Allegheny County.

Bonvue Street Affordable Housing

Bonvue Street Affordable Housing

The Bonvue Street development strategy calls for the creation of affordable homeownership opportunities in Pittsburgh’s Observatory Hill neighborhood.

Observatory Hill Deli

Observatory Hill Deli

“They [the Neighborhood Community Development Fund] are doing a great job in redeveloping the Northside,” said Antoinette Payne. “We greatly appreciate it.”



“I have a really wonderful relationship with the NCDF. They’ve been there for us when we needed them, they’ve been our cheerleaders.” –Abu Noaman, owner of Elliance Inc.

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3923 Perrysville Avenue,
Pittsburgh, PA 15214