ShadeFund: CoWood's New Forest Business Loan Fund Partners

ShadeFund is committed to providing loans to businesses that support the responsible use of forestland and farmland.

About ShadeFund

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ShadeFund provides loans to businesses that support the responsible use of forestland and farmland.

  • Loans can be used for new equipment, facility improvements, inventory, purchase order financing, subordinate capital and other working capital needs
  • Loan amounts up to $50,000
  • Interest rates from 4 - 9 percent
  • Must be located in the United States
  • Terms up to 5 years

Who We Are

ShadeFund is a program of The Conservation Fund and U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities.

The Conservation Fund combines a passion for conservation with an entrepreneurial spirit to protect your favorite natural places. We believe that for conservation to work, it must make economic sense.

The U.S. Endowment works to ensure America's forests are sustainably managed to meet broad societal objectives.

Become a Partner

ShadeFund values Field Partners. They are essential in connecting us with promising entrepreneurs who would benefit from a loan. Contact Enrique Perez for more details.

Contact Us

Field Partner

Tim Reader, Colorado State Forest Service, Utilization and Marketing Forester
tim.reader@colostate.edu
(970) 247-5250

Loan Inquiry?

Rick Larson, ShadeFund Director
rlarson@conservationfund.org
(919) 951-0113

General questions?

Enrique Perez, Web Community Manager
eperez@conservationfund.org
(919) 951-0118