“Without ACE, the chances of starting my business up would have been greatly reduced…They go above and beyond the call of duty.”
Miles Davis, owner, Crossfit in Roswell
“As a small business, we are making a difference in our community, not only by the service we provide, but by creating jobs. Without ACE, we would have closed our doors; we would have disappointed a lot of people. I am forever indebted to ACE”
Aysha Cooper, owner, SarahCare of Snellville
$72 million in loans.
More than 8,500 jobs.
Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs (ACE) is moving the needle toward greater opportunity for small businesses owners, one client at a time. While Georgia ranks among the highest in the US in the rate of growth in diverse and women-owned small businesses, these eager entrepreneurs have the hardest time getting access to the capital and services they need.
Last year, 87% of ACE’s loans were provided to members of under-served populations, predominately low-to-moderate income, African American, Hispanic, and/or women-owned businesses.
ACE’s loan programs and business advisory services give entrepreneurs customized support they need to build sustainable businesses to support themselves, their families, and their employees. While the capital, connections, and coaching that ACE provides are essential, it is the individualized approach to working with its clients that truly sets ACE apart.
As a certified nonprofit Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), ACE keeps its loans fairly priced, affordable and accessible. Happily, our clients usually prove dependable – this year’s repayment rate stands at 97%. However, interest on these loans only covers 60% of the costs of providing critical services to our clients. We rely on the philanthropic support of corporations, foundations, and individuals like you, to help us provide the support our clients need to succeed.
With your support, ACE will continue to help business owners across Georgia build sustainable businesses to support themselves and their families, create and sustain jobs, and contribute to the economic prosperity of their communities.
Ways to Give
All donations are 100% tax deductible.
- Click Here to make your donation securely online
- Call 678.335.5600 ext. 101 to make a credit card donation
- Make a gift of stock – please contact our Accounting Department at 678.335.5600 ext. 110 or Brackett@aceloans.org to complete your contribution
- You can also mail your donation to: Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs, Development Office, 3173 HWY 129 North, Cleveland, GA 30528
Support ACE year round by making a recurring gift. You choose how much and how often you want to give— it’s a simple and secure way to make a big impact.
Online contributions can be made monthly, quarterly, or annually. If you prefer, you may set up your recurring gift by calling 678.335.5600 ext. 101.
Employee Matching Gift
Double the impact of your gift to ACE by asking your employer to match your contribution. More than 15,000 companies match gifts to the nonprofits like ACE, including many international corporations. Contact your human resources department to learn if your company provides matching gifts.
You can send your company’s matching gift form directly to us at:
Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs
3173 HWY 129 North
Cleveland, GA 30528
Or email it to:
ACE counts on the support of its corporate partners to help deliver a variety educational programs and events for small business owners. With a primary focus on serving diverse business owners, women entrepreneurs, and low- to moderate-income communities, there are a variety of ways for corporations to fulfill their community involvement objectives by partnering with ACE.
To learn more, please contact Martina Edwards, Chief of Strategic Partnerships, at Edwards@aceloans.org or 678.335.5600 ext. 126.