LiftFund’s mission is to provide credit and services to small businesses and entrepreneurs who do not have access to loans from commercial sources and to provide leadership and innovation in the microlending industry.


LiftFund is a non-profit Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) that supports small business owners with limited access to capital through small business loans and technical support for their dreams of entrepreneurship. We provide a hand up to small business owners, so they have a chance to succeed. Since 1994, LiftFund has provided millions of dollars in micro and small business loans to diverse, hard-working entrepreneurs with a 96% successful repayment rate. For every $1 we lend, there is a positive economic return of $14. Daily, thousands of small businesses and entrepreneurs are denied capital and tap into high interest rate debt and predatory lenders that cost more than they can afford. We believe everyone deserves the opportunity to build a company successfully with capital no matter their background, race, ethnicity, sexual identity or geography.

Services Provided

Buying or Selling a Business

  • Buying or Selling a Franchise
  • Purchasing or Selling an Existing Business

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting
  • Forming a Business
  • Market Plan Development

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Loan Providers (Specialty)
  • Microloan Providers (Specialty)


  • One-on-One Counseling (Specialty)

Starting a Business

  • Startup Business Counseling (Specialty)

Technical Assistance

  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training


  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training
  • Budget, Cash Flow and Financial Statements Training
  • Business Plan Training and Assistance
  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
  • Marketing Plan Training
  • Startup Classes
Contact Information
Daniel Friedman
1240 N. Claiborne Ave
New Orleans, LA 70116