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Small Business Loan Fund



River City Capital Investment Corp.

River City Capital Investment Corp. (RCC) is an affiliate of Community LIFT whose mission is to increase economic development in underserved neighborhoods by attracting and leveraging investment capital for community revitalization.

RCC strategically provides loans to businesses in Memphis and Shelby County.  RCC also provides loans to community development corporations and charter schools city-wide.

RCC provides the following services:

  • Small business recruitment and retention
  • Neighborhood-level economic development
  • Technical Assistance for existing businesses

Who is eligible for loans?

  • Business owners with commercial establishments in Memphis and Shelby County
  • Aspiring business owners with plans to open commercial establishments in Memphis and Shelby County
  • Community Development Corporations in Memphis
  • Charter Schools in Memphis
  • For-profit and non-profit developers.

To learn more about River City Capital and its loan products, click here.

Should you have any questions, please contact Babacar Thiaw, Lending Executive in Residence, via email at [email protected] or by phone at (901) 521-4232 ext. 222.

For information on the COVID-19 CARE Business Grants, click here.


The Small Business Loan Fund would not be possible without generous investments from the Kresge Foundation, Surdna Foundation, US Department of Treasury, State of TN Department of Economic and Community Development, Cadence Bank, Commercial Bank & TrustFirst Tennessee BankIberia Bank, Independent Bank, Paragon Bank, Patriot Bank, and Renasant Bank.

Community L.I.F.T. Corp.
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1863 Madison Ave. Memphis, TN 38104
(901) 521-4232

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