Since 1959, CLI has been an industry leader in specialty real estate finance. We are not brokers nor are we a broker dealer (Bond Company). We are a direct lender who specializes in financing projects for churches, charter schools, and other non-profit organizations.

We would be happy to consider your church loan request. For more information, please contact us at


General Underwriting Guidelines

  • Minimum loan amount $3,000,000
  • Minimum student count: 500
  • Last three year's audited financial statements required
  • Most recent internal financial statements
  • Current year's budget

Construction Loans

  • Construction plans
  • Construction budget