The Truss Fund provides term loans and non-revolving lines of credit of up to $200,000 to social enterprises that are employing market-driven solutions to end global poverty and protect the planet. Our loans are designed to help enterprises that were particularly impacted by COVID-19 and are now poised to rebound. The Truss Fund exclusively provides loans to graduates of Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship's Accelerator programs.
All of our loans:
Your loan applications will go through a rigorous screening process ascertaining the following key factors
SUBSTANTIVE AND SUSTAINED IMPACT DELIVERY
FINANCIALLY VIABLE BUSINESS MODEL THAT HAS WEATHERED COVID-19
ADDITIONAL INVESTMENT OUTSIDE OF TRUSS FUND IDENTIFIED OR SECURED
JUSTIFIABLE NEED WITH A CREDIBLE PLAN TO REPAY
We recognize how hard your work was before COVID-19 and we appreciate how much harder it has become. We promise that in all our work we will be fast, transparent, and empathetic. Because of our limited resources we are obliged to decline far more applicants than we will approve.