We specialize in loans that strengthen our economy, our families and our environment.
Craft3 is a certified nonprofit Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) founded in 1994 in the rural coastal community of Ilwaco, Washington. Since that time, the company has grown to serve the entire Pacific Northwest from offices in Seattle, Spokane, and Port Angeles, Washington and in Bend, Astoria, and Portland, Oregon. We are a Northwest institution that supports strategies that strengthen regions and better link rural and urban communities of the Pacific Northwest.
In Memoriam – John Berdes, 1957 ~ 2016
In June 2016, the Craft3 family lost beloved founder and CEO John Berdes to lung cancer. For more than two decades, John inspired us – and the communities we work in – to be better, stronger, and more resilient. He was determined, deeply thoughtful, a little irreverent, and frequently brilliant. And he will never be far from our minds and our hearts.
John dedicated his life to helping those around him; the world will be less well off without him. Our work continues in his memory though – and with every impact Craft3 makes, we will think fondly of our friend and all the good that he did during his time with us.
Learn more about the founding and history of Craft3.
2011 – present: Craft3 expands its geographical reach to serve all of Oregon and Washington by opening
additional offices to support regional resilience.
2006 – 2010: Craft3 grows into the two largest urban markets in the region and redoubles efforts to focus on resilience.
2001 – 2005: Craft3 expands lending into new coastal communities.
1994 – 2000: Craft3 opens to strengthen resilience in Pacific Northwest coastal communities and the environment.
Craft3 is an equal opportunity lender and employer.
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