We’re a nonprofit Community Development Financial Institution
We’re a nonprofit CDFI that lends capital exclusively to child care businesses. We currently lend in Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas, Washington and Wisconsin. We have regional offices in Iowa, Michigan and Minnesota, and work on initiatives and projects across the country.
Our Main Locations
FCF’s Minnesota team is co-located in our national headquarters in Minneapolis, MN. As the oldest state office, the Minnesota team has developed alongside the national vision for our organization. Programs and services have been continuously been offered across Minnesota since our founding in 1991.
Today, Minnesota’s team members can be found in every region of the state, serving child care business clients and communities in rural areas, population centers and the Twin Cities metro area. Although the need for excellent child care exists in every community, the Minnesota team recognizes the need for a diversity of approaches to serve rural child care businesses, BIPOC entrepreneurs, and community partners.
Our National Headquarters / Minnesota Regional Office
The Iowa Regional Office staff is dedicated to increasing the supply and business sustainability of child care by strengthening home-based and center-based child care programs through business and financial training, coaching, consulting, technical assistance and access to capital.
The Iowa staff also bolsters the workforce and economy by helping communities find the right-sized solutions for child care through consulting projects; including child care market analysis, strategic planning and financial modeling of future facilities and expansions.
Our Iowa Regional Office
Our Michigan team was founded in 2008 to serve the needs of child care businesses in the Detroit. The team has a deep understanding of the importance of early care and education’s impact on underserved communities, and has provided critical support to business owners in Southeastern Michigan.
Since 2008, the team and its work has grown to serve the entire state, providing support to family child care entrepreneurs and child care center business leaders in every corner of Michigan. Whether you’re business is just launching, or you have been in business for decades, our team has tools, resources and expertise to bring your business to its next phase of growth.
Our Michigan Regional Office
Other Areas We Serve
First Children’s Finance has been providing loans to child care businesses throughout the history of our organization. Contact our Loan Fund to learn more about how we can help make your business dreams a reality!
Occasionally, we engage in projects in communities that are close to the Minnesota-North Dakota border. Contact our Minnesota office to learn more about trainings, cohorts and consultation available in Eastern North Dakota.
First Children’s Finance has been providing business loans to child care entrepreneurs for decades in South Dakota. If you child care project that needs financing, contact our Loan Fund for more information.
Although we don’t currently have an office in South Dakota, sometimes we are involved in projects in communities that are close to the South Dakota- Minnesota border. Contact our Minnesota office to learn more about trainings, cohorts and consultation available in Eastern South Dakota.