Offering Loans to Small Businesses in the Greater Lehigh Valley

Rising Tide Community Loan Fund helps the local economy thrive by offering loan products to the startup and established small businesses in our community whose risk factors make it difficult to obtain traditional business funding.

Loans Offered by Rising Tide



These loans are designed to support startup business costs or expansion costs for existing businesses. All small businesses – startups and established – are eligible to apply.


Small Business Opportunity Loan Fund

Available to established companies, these loans can provide additional working capital, help fund an expansion and more.


Bethlehem Small Business Loan Fund

Designed for business startup and growth, these loans are available to all companies within Bethlehem, Pennsylvania city limits.


Lines of Credit

Lines of Credit are ideal solutions for providing seasonal working capital or funds for inventory management. All small businesses – startups and established – are eligible to apply.

Apply For a Rising Tide Loan

All the forms you need to apply for a Rising Tide Community Fund Loan are available online. However, we encourage all applicants to Read the FAQs before starting the processes, and to reach out for technical assistance and advice as needed.

About Rising Tide

Rising Tide provides a full range of business loan products and technical assistance

We offer microloans, technical resources and marketing assistance to business owners where resources and opportunities for growth are limited.

Rising Tide’s mission is to support the startup and established small businesses whose risk factors make it difficult to obtain funds from traditional lenders, but who inevitably make up the backbone of a thriving local economy.

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They have really helped us out this time and getting our truck up and running. Couldn't speak more highly of the organization.
Matt & Christie Vymazal
The Flying V, LLC
Thank you so much! I am sending other creative entrepreneurs your way.
Andre Williams
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J Garden 1
Gracias por el apoyo a mi negocio.
Jeraldin Abreu DePaulino
J Gardens, LLC

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