Foresters Community Finance is a non-profit organisation that has been delivering community finance and social investment products in Australia for the past 20 years. It is a Community Development Finance Institution (CDFI). CDFI’s are socially focused organisations that use community finance and social investment to generate financial returns as well as social, cultural, and environmental outcomes.
Foresters provides loans to social enterprises for asset building and business development or purchase of equipment. To be eligible for a loan, the organisation must be a social enterprise trading to fulfil its mission to provide public or community benefit; require the loan for asset-building, business development or purchase of equipment; and demonstrate capacity to repay the loan.