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Pathway Lending Names Matt Wiltshire as President of New Affordable Housing Initiative

Experienced Advocate to Lead Tennessee CDFI’s Affordable Housing Corporation Pathway Lending, Tennessee’s largest non-depository Community Development Financial Institution, today announced Matt Wiltshire as senior vice president of affordable housing for Pathway Lending and president of the newly-created Pathway Affordable Housing Corporation. Wiltshire brings years of experience in affordable housing to Pathway Lending and Pathway Affordable Housing Corporation. As the chief ...
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Pathway Lending’s Hank Helton Elected Chair of CDFI Coalition

Hank Helton, EVP and Chief Stakeholder Officer of Pathway Lending, Tennessee’s largest non-depository Community Development Financial Institution headquartered in Nashville, Tenn., was elected Chair of the Board of Directors of the CDFI Coalition during its March 15th meeting in Washington, DC. The CDFI Coalition, formed in 1992, is the unified national voice of community development financial institutions. This year celebrates ...
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Pathway Lending Receives $300,000 Grant from Truist Charitable Fund

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Pathway Lending, the largest non-depository Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) in Tennessee, is one of the grant recipients of the Truist Community Catalyst Initiative—a three-year program supporting local initiatives with statewide impact funded by the Truist Charitable Fund. This $300,000 grant will support the development and deployment of a client dashboard designed to help small business owners ...
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Pathway Lending Names Richard Bird as Chief Financial Officer

Finance Executive Enhances Pathway Lending’s Strategic Vision and Fiscal Leadership Pathway Lending, a nonprofit Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) as designated by the U.S. Treasury Department, has announced Richard Bird as chief financial officer, following former CFO, Barbara Harris’ retirement. Bird brings a wealth of financial leadership and expertise to his new role as chief financial officer at Pathway Lending. ...
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Pathway Lending Deploys $9.5 Million In New Markets Tax Credits to Transform Vacant Memphis High School, Catalyzing A Vibrant Community Campus And Over 450 Jobs

Project breathes new life into 270,000 square foot school building, evolving into hub for technical skills training, health care services, robust work force development, athletic and fitness opportunities and more Pathway Lending, a Tennessee-based nonprofit, and Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), announced today its Pathway Lending CDE (a Certified Community Development Entity) has provided $9.5 million in New Markets Tax ...
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Pathway Lending Deploys $7 Million in New Markets Tax Credits to Expand High-Quality Facilities and Manufacturing Capacity in Rural Tennessee

Transactions Generate $29.5 Million In Total Private Investment And 140 New Full-Time Jobs for Automotive Parts Manufacturer in Perry County, Tennessee NASHVILLE, Tenn. (October 27, 2023) – Pathway Lending, a Tennessee-based nonprofit, and Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), announced today its Pathway Lending CDE (a Certified Community Development Entity) has provided $7 million in New Markets Tax Credits (NMTC) as ...
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U.S. Treasury’s CDFI Fund Awards $45 Million In New Markets Tax Credits to Pathway Lending

Pathway Lending to Deploy Investments Across Urban and Rural Communities Pathway Lending announced its third and largest allocation, $45 million in New Markets Tax Credits, from the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) to the nonprofit lender’s certified Community Development Entity (CDE). One of only two Tennessee-based awardees, Pathway Lending will deploy the investment ...
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TNECD Announces Lenders for Fund Tennessee’s LendTN Program

By: TNECD Press Release Five lenders to provide equitable access to capital across Tennessee Nearly $47 million allocated through the Fund Tennessee program for small businesses and entrepreneurs NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (TNECD) announced today five new lenders to participate in LendTN, a Fund Tennessee program announced in February 2023. Nearly $47 million has been allocated ...
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Pathway Lending Welcomes Aaron Owen as Vice President of Lending in Knoxville

To support Pathway’s new 865 Opportunity Fund and collaboration with community partners, Pathway Lending welcomed Aaron Owen earlier this year as its new vice president of lending for the Knoxville region. Aaron brings over a decade of banking experience and an extensive local network to the role. Prior to joining Pathway, Aaron held several positions at U.S. Bank. “I look ...
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