What We Do

Building Brighter Futures

CommunityWorks is a non-profit financial organization committed to building a brighter future for underserved families and communities through financial education, lending, and investing.

We envision robust and vibrant communities that offer the opportunity for financial equity and economic achievement for everyone.

CommunityWorks opened its doors in 2008 as Greenville Housing Fund, a local housing trust fund created from a partnership between the United Way of Greenville County, Greenville County Redevelopment Authority, and The City of Greenville.

Since then, we have grown into a diverse Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), helping to build brighter futures for underserved families and communities all across South Carolina.


Gaining Opportunity to Assets, Loans, and Savings

GOALS represents the framework by which CommunityWorks creates pathways for underserved families and communities through education and access to lending. From individuals looking to start a business or buy a house, to organizations seeking to better the community through affordable housing and community development, many of our resources are often unavailable from mainstream financial institutions. These pathways are then connected to create an infrastructure to support an opportunity economy and help families achieve their goals.

We do this by helping to:


Build financial knowledge through education and training.


Build savings and assets by providing access to affordable products and services.

home purchase

Build equity by providing home purchase assistance.


Build wealth through small business lending and entrepreneurial development.


Build stable communities by providing access to low cost loans for affordable housing, community facilities, and commercial revitalization.

We’ve helped countless people reach their financial goals, and we can help you do the same.

That’s how you make every community work.