Business Startups

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Neighborhood Development

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Starting a business can be a challenge, but don’t let that stop you from going after your goals. The Northside Community Development Fund helps Pittsburgh’s Northside 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 are an entrepreneur looking for a new space, need financial support to take your business to the next level or are just not quite sure where to start with your strategy – we have your back. Rely on the resources right in your own backyard and start building your business plan today. 

Statement on Racial Inequity

Recent tragic events are evidence of years of pent-up fear, frustration, and anger among African Americans. These emotions are not only justified, they are stark evidence of the deep-rooted and systemic racial discrimination and injustice that afflicts the black community.

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 redlining mortgages, credit evaluation and discrimination in business and personal lending.

Twenty years ago, Northside Community Development Fund was organized by a diverse group of Northside community leaders to try to mitigate some of the economic impacts of discrimination in our neighborhoods and to help neighborhood businesses and residents gain access to credit and support.  This is something that has driven our work since then.

The work is clearly not done. The issues extend beyond credit and lending. The Board and staff of Northside Community Development Fund are rededicated to equity, diversity, and a just society for all, regardless of a person’s race, income or station in life. We will stand for these goals in all things, not just in lending. We will stand for these in our personal lives, not just our work. Our neighbors deserve no less.  



Northside Successes

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

Penn Brewery

Penn Brewery

Penn Brewery has been a Northside staple ever since it opened in 1986, and as one of the first craft brewers in the region, has left quite a stamp both in Pittsburgh and beyond.



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

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.

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Pittsburgh, PA 15212