In addition to its non-profit status, the Collaborative is a U.S. Treasury-certified Community Development Financial Institution, i.e. a “community lender”. Community Development Financial Institutions were established to provide access to capital to underserved populations. The Collaborative offers a wide variety of loans, programs and services.
The El Paso Collaborative for Community and Economic Development (the Collaborative) is a Texas not-for-profit organization that has served El Paso and the surrounding area since 1996. Our service area is El Paso and Hudspeth Counties in Texas and Doña Ana and Otero Counties in southern New Mexico.