Helping Others Help Themselves

Refugees, immigrants and low-income individuals all deserve the opportunity to start and own successful small businesses, yet too many are unable to transform their dreams into a reality.

We can help.

EDG, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization, aims to assist entrepreneurs in achieving and realizing America’s promise of opportunity, by providing them with the necessary access to financing that is often required to start or optimize their own small business.

Customer Rights(Title VI of the Civil Rights)

ECDC/EDG does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, handicap or age in any of its activities or operations. Services are offered in an ADA-compliant location. Read more.

Toward Self-sufficiency

Serving as a bridge toward self-sufficiency for individuals residing throughout the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, we provide refugees, immigrants and low-income community members’ with access to loan capital and help improve their general business skills.

As part of our diverse range of beneficial programs, we offer educational programs that focus on the fundamental aspects of operating a small business, how to create a viable business plan, tax planning, marketing and many other essential advisory services.

Discover The Future

Providing affordable financial lending programs to the low-to moderate income consumers to start or expand a business.