Prairie Rose Development

A Colorado-based nonprofit 50(C)3 corporation. Our mission is to stimulate the creation, prosperity, and economic welfare of diverse small businesses creating sustainable, living-wage jobs within their communities, through access to capital and mentorship.

We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Kenneth King Foundation, Wells Fargo Bank N.A., and Vectra Bank Colorado for supporting the ability for Colorado-based small businesses to access the no interest and zero cost Kiva loan program in Colorado. We also gratefully acknowledge the support of Pacific West Bank for helping with the mission and work of Prairie Rose Development in Denver and Arapahoe Counties, Colorado, and Alpine Bank for developing and facilitating small business loans to students, staff, and alumni of MSU Denver.

Small Businesses

NEW and GROWING small businesses are critical to the economic vibrancy of every community. Even though brand new small businesses creating local jobs within their communities are creating the vast majority of ALL the new jobs being created each year in Colorado, most banks and nonprofit lenders typically don’t like to make capital available to young businesses. This is the reason we created Prairie Rose Development Corp: to better democratize access to capital for small businesses in Colorado.

Our programs