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Applications accepted for personal loans up to $10,000 and business loans up to $15,000


Jewish Free Loan Fund Testimonial:

“After I took out the loan, I had the freedom to upscale my business more after paying off the credit card; and it got me to where I am today. I have about 4 - 5 investors interested in investing in my company. The Jewish Free Loan Fund has changed my life in a very real way. I will always remember what the Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford did for me. And hopefully, I will even be able to pay the loan off early due to my success.”

Are you in a financial bind? Do you need help to pay medical, start a home improvement project, send your children to day school, or keep your small business afloat?

Local Jewish community members now have a place to turn: the Jewish Free Loan Fund of Greater Hartford. It provides interest-free loans to help you overcome financial hurdles and seize new opportunities with dignity and confidentiality.

Personal Loans

  • Loans up to $10,000 per household are now available
  • Uses include but are not limited to: home repairs, vehicle repairs and purchases, credit card consolidation, moving expenses, legal fees, medical/dental expenses, insurance, income/property taxes, funeral expenses, living expenses, job re-training, Jewish day school tuition, education, child care/camp, adoptions/in vitro fertilization, bar and bat mitzvah celebrations

Small Business Loans

  • Loans up to $15,000 per business are now available
  • Uses include but are not limited to: operating costs, marketing expenses, equipment, and COVID-19 related supplies and upgrades

Who Is Eligible

To apply for a loan, you must:

  • Be a member of a Connecticut Jewish household or business in which one person identifies themselves as Jewish (click here for eligible towns) or be an employee of a Connecticut Jewish agency or synagogue for at least 6 months;
  • Be at least 21 years of age;
  • Be employed, in search of employment, and/or have other sources of income, such as government assistance or retirement income sufficient to service the loan.
  • Have a bank account for automatic monthly loan repayments.
  • Provide qualified guarantors (minimum of 1 per personal loan and 2 per business loan).

Click Here to Check Your Eligibility

Learn More

For more information, for questions about the application, or to donate to the Jewish Free Loan Fund, email us at JewishFreeLoan@jewishhartford.org