Partner Fund Overview
We understand that the world of traditional lending for small businesses is far from equal. That’s why we created the New Seasons Partner Fund loan program in 2019. The primary goal is to provide access to capital and business support to underserved food producers and entrepreneurs in our community. We are committed to making this typically daunting process much more accessible and attainable.
New or existing New Seasons Market business partners are all eligible to apply. And, we hope we’ve made it easy for you to do so! As a mission-based loan program, we prioritize businesses owned by women, people of color, immigrants, LGBTQIA+ and social mission-based companies. This is how we can help create a more inclusive and equitable regional food economy.
We’re here for small business owners who’ve experienced barriers and had trouble qualifying for traditional bank loans. We believe in fairness and transparency.
Our low-interest loans, created by the sales of New Seasons Partner Brand private label products, have generous and negotiable repayment terms. The power of New Seasons Partner Fund is that it allows everyone the opportunity to grow their business regardless of financial circumstances.
If you’d like to learn more, please check out some of our recent loan recipient success stories here.