Contact Info

5200 Warren Street

Phone: 215-452-0100

Fax: 215-452-0101

Web: West Philadelphia Financial Services Institution

WPFSI Vision

Our vision is to create urban communities that are vibrant, diverse and flourishing environments where wealth and economic opportunity is accessible.

Investing Capital… Creating Jobs… Building Communities!

Our Services

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 insisted that the organization had to be more than just a lender. The community called for an organization which embraced in its value system:

  • 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 toward community businesses.
  • And, a willingness to be creative, innovative and imaginative in meeting the needs of its customers.

Those same values are alive and well today in our:

Small Business Loan Program. We take the time to understand your business needs, which helps us to craft a financial solution that works for your business.

100 Plus Loan Service. You will find an innovative product that saves you time and money in the search for financing, as well as expands your options for securing the best transaction.

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.

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We’re a “Certified CDFI” serving the community!

CDFI Lender

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.


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Helpful Information

2019 Opportunities Breakfast

Join us for the 2019 WPFSI Opportunities Breakfast on April 25th from 8am - 10am at The Arts Ballroom.

Need Funding for Your Salon?

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How Credit Works – Free Credit Workshop

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