For over 30 years, we have been at the forefront of community development to make the places where we invest equitable and thriving.
Bridgeway was founded in 1990 after the collapse of the region’s steel industry to combat injustices and advance opportunities in communities devastated by disinvestment and lack of viable jobs. We believe that impact-driven lending can transform underserved areas by making capital and support resources accessible to those denied economic opportunities.
We combat injustices and advance opportunities by building capacity, investing capital, and developing underserved areas to grow businesses and revitalize places.
The places where we invest are equitable and thriving, where people secure quality jobs, build successful businesses, and develop vibrant communities.
We believe in the transformative power of our mission-driven lending, seeing every interaction as an opportunity to establish mutual trust and build lasting relationships with our customers and community partners to help them reach their goals.
We believe in working with our partners to end systemic racism, making capital and support resources accessible to African Americans who have been denied economic and social opportunities.
We prioritize people, listening to them with compassion, tailoring our services to their unique stories, and finding ways to invest in their futures.
We believe those deprived of opportunity, whether they live in big cities or small towns, deserve our constant focus and support, and that our collective investments in people can help them revitalize and strengthen places.