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Empowering Communities: The Catalyst of Progress with Community Enterprise Development Services

In the ever-evolving landscape of community development, the role of dedicated organizations becomes paramount. One such beacon of change is our amazing client Community Enterprise Development Services (CEDS), an entity committed to fostering sustainable growth and empowerment within communities. 

Community Enterprise Development Services, or CEDS Finance, is a mission-driven, non-profit, small business lender that also provides business support services to underserved business owners across Denver Metro. We work to remove barriers thus expanding financial services to those who’ve been marginalized from the traditional financial system; and empower them towards thriving businesses, families, and communities.

Established in 2009 primarily to serve refugees and immigrants, CEDS has broadened its products and services to include a more diverse population. With almost all of its borrowers (90%) immigrants to the US, people of color, and women, CEDS has a proven track record of supporting business owners from diverse geographies, backgrounds, and cultures with culturally responsible lending.

CEDS is the only Islamic compliant lender in the state of Colorado and is a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) and Small Business Administration (SBA) Lender. CEDS partners with the City and County of Denver, the City of Aurora, and many others.

Community Enterprise Development Services emerges not only as a facilitator of change but as a true partner in the journey of community development. By embracing a community-centric approach, offering holistic development services, and fostering collaboration, CEDS becomes a catalyst for positive and sustainable change. As we celebrate the transformative impact of organizations like CEDS, let us recognize the power of community-led initiatives in shaping a future where every community thrives. Explore the possibilities, embrace empowerment, and join hands with Community Enterprise Development Services in building a brighter tomorrow for communities around the world.

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