The Fund

About Us


What We Do

The Northside Community Development Fund is a neighborhood-focused community loan fund that started on Pittsburgh’s Northside 20 years ago. We make thriving communities for all by promoting economic opportunity and community revitalization. We help underserved populations by providing capital to spur business and job growth, the creation of affordable housing, and the redevelopment of Northside neighborhoods. All of these activities must include opportunities for all members of the community, including racial and ethnic minorities and women.   

With the PA Coronavirus Small Business Assistance Program, we are one of 17 CFDIs to help administer the $225M of grants. We will be expanding beyond our Northside roots to serve all applicable businesses, including historically disadvantaged business owners, in Allegheny, Beaver, Greene, Lawrence and Washington counties.  

Why We Do It

The Northside Fund works toward creating a vibrant Northside that offers opportunities for all its residents, for people that work on the Northside and for businesses that are located on the Northside.

Small Business Financing

By providing capital and training for entrepreneurs, we generate new opportunities for business and job growth and help business owners create wealth and employment in our neighborhoods.

Affordable Housing

By providing capital to local neighborhood organizations, we create affordable rental housing and affordable for-sale housing, mainly through the rehabilitation of existing vacant and blighted buildings.

Strategic Real Estate Investment

By providing capital to strategically important real estate projects, we help eliminate blight that are locations for new businesses that create high-quality jobs and provide anchors to local neighborhood business districts.




Loans Funded

Jobs Created

Affordable Houses Financed


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.

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922 Middle Street,
Pittsburgh, PA 15212