The WPFSImissionis to serve as an economic engine that facilitates empowerment and wealth building through investment in communities. Our vision is to create urban communities that are vibrant, diverse and flourishing environments where wealth and economic opportunity is accessible.
Micro Business, Small Business and Business Expansion . Support for this vital segment of our communities is a key part of our local community development strategy. WPFSI provides no‐cost technical assistance and low‐cost training to small businesses.
Our educational programs provide consumers with the skills, attitudes and knowledge required for living in a consumer society. We believe this fundamental component supports consumers in their attempts to organize their everyday lives in a sustainable way.
West Philadelphia Financial Services Institution,“More”than Just a Lender!
When the residents of the West Philadelphia Empowerment Zone came together to create the WPFSI in 1995, they demanded that the organization had to be more than just a lender. The community insisted that the organization embrace in its value system which included:
problem-solving that prioritizes the needs of its customers and constituents;
a premium on listening, understanding, and then responding;
a commitment to providing access, opportunity and respect to those who find it challenging to get it other financial service providers
and last, a willingness to be creative, innovative and imaginative in meeting the needs of its customers.
Those same values are alive and well at WPFSI today. They’re alive in our:
Small Business Loan Program. We take the time to understand your business and where you want to go, which allows us to craft a financial solution that works for your business.
100 Plus Loan Service. You will find an innovative product saves you time and money in the search for financing, as well as expand your options for securing the best deal.
Customer Service. Regardless of the size of your business, your personal background or your lack of familiarity with business financing, we treat you with respect.
As a certified CDFI, WPFSI provides access to affordable financial products and services in underserved communities is a vital part of the CDFI Fund’s mission. By building the capacity of a nation-wide network of specialized financial institutions serving economically distressed communities, low- income people are empowered to enter the financial mainstream.
Our progressive mission remains to expand economic opportunity for underserved people and communities so that all people in the communities have access to the investment capital and financial services they need to prosper.