The Community Loan Fund’s excellence has been recognized by many regional and national organizations, funding partners, governmental agencies and affiliated nonprofits.

National awards and recognition

Rep. James Leach Award, National Community Reinvestment Coalition, 2014.

Recognizing the most outstanding rural nonprofit organization that best promotes fair and equal access to credit and capital and promotes wealth-building in traditionally underserved populations. Honored for our ROC-NH and Welcome Home Loan programs.

Community Loan Fund President Juliana Eades with the Ned Gramlich Award
New Hampshire Community Loan Fund President Juliana Eades with the 2012 Ned Gramlich Award.

MONEY magazine, Money Heroes, 2014.

Honoring Community Loan Fund President Juliana Eades for creating affordable loans for low-income home buyers. “We have faith in regular people. Just because someone is low-income and can’t get bank financing doesn’t mean they should be stuck forever without the chance of buying a home.”

Opportunity Finance Network, Ned Gramlich Award for Responsible Finance, 2012.

Presented to Juliana Eades. Recognizing a person who has devoted his or her career to advancing the CDFI (community development financial institution) movement’s core values – social, political and economic justice.

Opportunity Finance Network, NEXT Award for Opportunity Finance, October 2009.

The most prestigious honor in the CDFI field, recognizing the Community Loan Fund for providing fair, fixed-rate mortgage loans to help people in New Hampshire's resident-owned communities build value in their manufactured homes.

Opportunity Finance Network, CDFI Excellence in Innovation Award, October 2005.

The Future of Economic Opportunity Award
The 2009 Future of Economic Opportunity Award.

USDA Rural Development New Hampshire Partner of the Year Award, 2004.

National Community Capital Association, CDFI Excellence Award for financial performance, 2000.

The Community Loan Fund was the first recipient of this award

U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Best Practices Award, for homeownership program for developmentally disabled adults, 2000.

Social Compact, Social Compact Award (joint honoree with Providian Financial), for partnership promoting increased access to child care in New Hampshire, 1999.

National Environmental Education & Training Foundation, National Environmental Education Achievement Award, 1998.

U.S. Dept. of the Treasury, Community Development Financial Institutions Program (first CDFI certified in New Hampshire), 1996.

Regional and state recognition

Business NH Magazine and NH Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives, Business of the Year—Business Assistance Organization category, 2019.

For Vested for Growth business investment program.

Julie McConnell receives the first SHE Change award
Julie McConnell receives the SHE Change award from the NH Women's Foundation's Ellen Koenig. Photo by Cheryl Senter, courtesy of the New Hampshire Women’s Foundation.

New Hampshire Women’s Foundation, SHE Change Award, 2017.

For the Business of Child Care initiative, which helps child care and early education directors better understand and manage their centers’ finances.

New Hampshire Center for Nonprofits, Nonprofit Impact Award, presented to Juliana Eades, 2017.

Early Learning N.H., Early Learning Champion, presented to Juliana Eades, 2017

Campus Compact for New Hampshire, President’s Community Partner Award, 2016.

Centrix Bank, C-Beyond Award, presented to Juliana Eades, 2013.

New Hampshire Business Review, Outstanding Woman in Business, presented to Juliana Eades, 2013.

Antioch University of New England, Horace Mann Spirit of Service Award, presented to Juliana Eades, 2011.

Neighborworks Greater Manchester, In Appreciation, for affordable housing work, 2007.

Citizens Bank New Hampshire, Housing Hero Award, 2006.

Lakes Region Child Care, Business Champion Award, presented to Juliana Eades, 2005.

Concord Area Trust for Community Housing Affordable Housing Champion, 2004.

Citizens Bank and WMUR-TV, Community Champions award, 2002.

University of New Hampshire, The Granite State Award, awarded to Juliana Eades, 2000.

Concord Area Trust for Community Housing, Affordable Housing Award, 1999.

Episcopal Bishop of New Hampshire, Bishop’s Award for Humanitarian Service, awarded to Juliana Eades, 1999.

Citizens Bank, Not Your Typical Statewide Partner Award, 1999.

Northeastern Economic Developers Association, Merit Award, for the Community Loan Fund’s annual report, 1998.

Manufactured Home Owners and Tenants Association of N.H. (MOTA), Levesque Memorial Award, 1998.

Providian Financial, Child Care Award, 1998.

New Hampshire Governor Jeanne Shaheen issued a Proclamation for Community Development Financial Institutions Day on October 27, 1998, acknowledging the Community Loan Fund’s 15th anniversary, 1998.

Federal Home Loan Bank System, Community Partnership Award, 1998.

New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority, Affordable Housing Award, 1995.

Franklin Pierce College, Doctor of Humane Letters, awarded to Juliana Eades, 1994.

The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation/Corporate Fund, Award for Excellence in Management, 1993.

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