Who We Are

Located in downtown Pittsburgh, Bridgeway Capital is a nonprofit lender committed to effectively growing, innovating and stimulating economic development. We work to reach small businesses and organizations where they need it most — with available capital.

Bridgeway Capital makes loans and connects entrepreneurs with business education opportunities.

We are a market-driven, private sector financial intermediary with a social mission, and we make a small amount of resources go a long way. Working outside the margins of mainstream finance to provide opportunities and access to capital, we strive for maximum impact across western Pennsylvania.

A vibrant regional economy that offers meaningful employment opportunities, quality education to build knowledge and skills, and vital services to all members of its communities.

Our Vision

A vibrant regional economy that offers meaningful employment opportunities, quality education to build knowledge and skills, and vital services to all members of its communities. By providing capital to grow and innovate, and educational opportunities to build entrepreneurial capacity, Bridgeway Capital generates new prospects for business and job growth, brings new wealth to the region, and preserves critical social services to catalyze regional economic growth. This growth must include opportunities for all members of society, including racial and ethnic minorities and women, to fully participate in a thriving economy.

Our Mission

We work to make western Pennsylvania a thriving region for all by promoting economic opportunity and community revitalization. Bridgeway Capital assists underserved populations by providing capital and education to ignite business and job growth, develop communities, support entrepreneurs and expand vital services that strengthen our region.

Founded in 1990, Bridgeway Capital was originally named the Community Loan Fund of Southwestern Pennsylvania (CL Fund) until we changed our name in 2008 to better reflect our mission and vision. Read a brief history of Bridgeway Capital.

Bridgeway Capital is certified as a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) by the U.S. Treasury Department and we are a member of the Opportunity Finance Network.