ShadeFund, a national loan program of Natural Capital Investment Fund, is designed to help farms and wood product businesses grow operations, increase profitability, create employment opportunities, and have positive environmental and community impact.
ShadeFund's loan limit is $50,000. Larger loans, up to $500,000, are available within NCIF's target geography.
We structure our loans to meet the particular needs of a borrower. We can lend alone or participate with other lenders and funding sources. Terms and rates depend on risky our Investment Committee determines a specific loan request is. Most of our loans go to companies that have demonstrated commercial demand for their product or service.