Bridgeway is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and a certified Community Development Financial Institution with a mission to make western Pennsylvania a thriving region for all by promoting economic opportunity and community revitalization. Bridgeway assists underserved populations by providing capital and education to ignite business and job growth, develop communities, support entrepreneurs and expand vital services that strengthen the region. Bridgeway serves 15 western Pennsylvania counties from its headquarters in Pittsburgh and satellite offices in Erie and Uniontown. Since 1990, Bridgeway has placed more than 1,260 loans and $177 million in capital directly into the region, supporting $470 million in additional investment and helping to create or retain more than 11,000 jobs. Bridgeway is certified as a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) by the U.S. Treasury Department. Bridgeway is rated by the Aeris Rating system for CDFI’s.
Bridgeway is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse staff that is committed to working in a multicultural environment. Bridgeway values equality of opportunity, human dignity, and racial/ethnic and cultural diversity. Bridgeway does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin in the administration of its employment policies, programs, and activities.