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We couldn’t do what we do without the help of our partners. It’s their experience, financial backing, and commitment to helping small businesses grow that helps us provide loans and financial support to entrepreneurs across the U.S.

national community partners

Trust Plus
People’s United Bank
RWCM (Restaurant Workers’ Community Foundation)
Fifteen Degrees LLC
SBA (Small Business Administration)
Association for Enterprise Opportunity
Small Business Majority/Venturize
SBDC (America’s Small Business Development Center)
TD Bank

regional community partners

Ponce Bank
SBDC (Brooklyn)
Popular Bank
Pace University
Ponce De Leon Foundation
SBDC (Rhode Island)
Eastern Bank
Rising Tide Capital
SEED (South Eastern Economic Development Corporation)
Pursuit Lending
CHCF (Committee for Hispanic Children & Families)
Accompany Capital
Boston Impact
SBS (Small Business Services)
Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation
Brazilian Times
Institute for Improved Minority Financial Literacy
Miami Gov Human Services
MSBDC (Massachusetts Small Business Development Center Network)
Empire State Development
National Entrepeneur Center
HarborOne Bank
Startup Mentors
Boston Private
ACEDONE (African Community Economic Development of New England)
New York Women’s Chamber of Commerce

our partners

We’re grateful to everyone who has committed to supporting our mission of creating financial stability for the businesses that need it most.

our borrowers' bill of rights

You deserve an efficient and transparent borrowing experience that helps meet the needs of your business in an ethical way. At Ascendus, we helped create the Small Business Borrowers’ Bill of Rights, which outlines six fundamental rights we believe every borrower should have


Looking for a way to make a difference? Ascendus is a national nonprofit dedicated to empowering small business owners and the communities they serve. Our mutual success creates long-lasting partnerships as well as a solid path for professional growth.

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