Short-term financing to bridge a funding gap or take advantage of a timely opportunity.
Financing that expands what’s possible for your organization and accelerates your timeline.
Tailored to meet the needs and timescale of your specific project.
You don’t need fully committed funding to apply.
Craft3 supports entrepreneurs at every step of the loan application process. Note that obtaining a business loan is a more involved and lengthier process than taking out a home mortgage.
Loans up to $250,000 can be funded as fast as 30 days. Larger loans typically take longer.
When you’re ready to apply, complete this online form to help us learn about you and your business. If it looks like a potential fit, a Craft3 lender will reach out to talk with you about your business plan, uses of funds and collateral.
A Craft3 lender will invite you to apply and help you complete your loan application package. We will review your application and give your request the careful attention it deserves.
NOTE: Review usually takes 1-2 weeks, although it can be shorter or longer depending on the size and complexity of the request.
Securely sign your electronic loan documents. By request, document signing is also available by mail.
A strong business or idea
An entrepreneur with the skills and temperament to succeed
A financing request that makes sense given your business and your financial situation
When the 226-acre Keystone Farm and Forest property, one of the Whidbey Camano Land Trust’s highest conservation priorities on Whidbey Island, was being marketed to developers by closed bid, it was an extraordinary opportunity. A Craft3 bridge loan allowed the Land Trust to act quickly to purchase it for permanent protection, giving them time to secure grant funding and private contributions.
We support entrepreneurs of all stages of the business journey and offer resources to help you learn, grow, and better understand your financing options.
When you repay your loan, we use that money to make other loans. This allows us to serve more entrepreneurs. Over time, this makes a big difference for communities, local economies, and the environment.
“Using finance for good is what Craft3 is all about. We can help nonprofits assess whether a bridge loan can help them realize their goals faster. If it can, we help organizations navigate the entire process.”