Community Business Partnership
Community Business Partnership (CBP), headquartered in Springfield, VA, is a 501©3 organization whose mission is to help start and grow small businesses in Northern Virginia and surrounding areas. The organization provides affordable access to capital to underserved and underbanked micro and small business owners in its approved lending market.
The organization is a certified Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) via the U.S. Department of Treasury’s CDFI Fund. A certified CDFI is a specialized financial institution that works in target market niches that are underserved by traditional financing institutions. CBP is also an approved U.S. Small Business Administration Intermediary Microlender and a Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development lending provider. The organization operates its lending operations through its Business Finance Center (BFC).
CBP is a sponsored program of Mason Enterprise at George Mason University, and as such, provides clients access to business development support services such as training, one-on-one counseling, in-house and virtual incubation services, and other opportunities.