Prestamos CDFI / Chicanos Por La Causa

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1525 N. Oracle Road
Tucson, AZ 85705
(520) 268-9245
(520) 447-8001 (fax)

About Us

Prestamos CDFI, LLC (“Prestamos”), is a Community Development Financial Institution and a Community Development Entity providing high-quality small business loans and technical support services to its read more
  • About

    Prestamos CDFI, LLC (“Prestamos”), is a Community Development Financial Institution and a Community Development Entity providing high-quality small business loans and technical support services to its clients.

    Prestamos, through its parent corporation, Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc., has administered lending programs for small businesses located in rural and urban Arizona since 1980.

    In 1992, Prestamos acquired the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Microloan Pilot Program and became Arizona’s first SBA Microlender. In view of the success of its loan programs and the continued need and demand for these services, CPLC created Prestamos CDFI, LLC in 2000.

    Prestamos successfully promotes business and community development and provides technical assistance, business capital and commercial real estate loans throughout Arizona and Nevada.

    CDFIs are private-sector financial intermediaries with community development as their primary mission. CDFIs supply the tools enabling economically disadvantaged individuals and underserved communities to become self-sufficient stakeholders in their own future. These tools include providing financial services, loans, and investments; offering training and technical assistance services; and promoting development efforts that enable individuals and communities to effectively use credit and capital.

    Community Reinvestment Act regulations explicitly recognize loans and investments in CDFIs as a qualified CRA activity.

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  • Whom to Contact

    • Tillie Arvizu
      Local Events
      Phone: (520) 268-9245
      Fax: (520) 447-8001
    • Patricia Gonzalez
      Office Manager
      Phone: (602) 257-9911
    • Carmen Lopez
      Housing & Financial Education
      Phone: (520) 268-9245
      Fax: (520) 447-8001
    • Mark McKenna
      Business Development Officer
      Phone: (520) 268-9245
      Fax: (520) 447-8001
    • Valerie Sanchez
      Regional Manager - SE Arizona
      Phone: (520) 882-0018 x3107
      Fax: (520) 447-8001
    • Magdalena Verdugo
      CPLC Community Schools
      Phone: (520) 268-9245
      Fax: (520) 447-8001