Investing in projects that create new jobs for our community.

 
  Photo   courtesy of UMEZ

Photo courtesy of UMEZ

At a Glance

UMEZ invests in projects that create new jobs for our community as well as those that would be under capitalized without our loan capital. Rather than competing with traditional lenders, we tend to augment (or “gap fund”) the level of private capital provided to create adequately funded projects.

 

 

 
 Photo: Rosemary Santos

Photo: Rosemary Santos

Business Investment Loans

UMEZ provides loans from $1 million to $10 million to businesses and developers that will provide substantial job creation and stimulate economic development..

 Photo: Alex Ferro / Courtesy of Angel of Harlem

Photo: Alex Ferro / Courtesy of Angel of Harlem

Small Business Loans (BRISC)

UMEZ formed BRISC to provide loans to small businesses for $250,000 or less.

 Photo: Rosemary Santos

Photo: Rosemary Santos

Microloans

UMEZ partners with microlenders to help entrepeneurs build small businesses to create better lives for their families.