SPARK for Mission-Driven Lenders

Drive Big Lending Impact with SPARK

We know mission-driven lender needs because we were founded by one. That’s why SPARK helps you skip the hassle and focus on achieving your mission.

Stay Laser-Focused on Your Mission

Stop wasting precious resources on infrastructure and technical support. SPARK provides state-of-the-art origination technology at non-profit-friendly rates so you can get back to serving the community.

Configurable Products

Tailor solutions to your specific needs with flexibility, not hassle.

High-Touch Support

Get the guidance you need from a true partner who understands mission-driven lending.

Lend Like the Experts

When you support the underbanked small business community, you benefit the entire industry. Now, let the industry benefit you by engaging with other mission-driven lenders and experts across SPARK’s entire network.

Seasoned Lending Experts

Rely on SPARK to optimize your lending process, increase compliance, and improve customer experience.

Mission-Driven Resources

Access an entire network of other lenders to learn from and engage with.

Gain Momentum with a Supportive Partner

Supporting mission-driven lenders is part of who we are. SPARK is more than a technology provider — we are a partner in helping you achieve your mission.

Out-of-the-Box Support

Get the guidance you need, when you need it with hands-on support included with a variety of products.

Configurable Products

Tailor your SPARK solution as often and as fast as your programs and products require.

Features Mission-Driven Lenders Appreciate

SPARK features are ready right out of the box. Want more? Configurability helps us meet any need.
  • Dynamic, Adaptive Checklists

    Monitor eligibility in real time with checklists of the items still required.
  • Consistent Underwriting

    Standardize your loan decisioning with integrated document management, spreading, and one-click credit memos.
  • Automated Demographic Data

    Simply enter an address and instantly view key eligibility metrics directly in the platform.
  • Interactive Applicant Portal

    Keep applicants engaged and informed with a portal to request, receive, and review necessary documents.

Ensure Your SBA Compliance

SPARK offers the most robust SBA feature set on the market. Get E-Tran integration, SBA 10 Tabs, automatic SBA Form generation, and more to reduce risk and adhere to SBA lending rules.
Success stories

Trusted by Mission-Driven Lenders

NDC’s Grow America Fund is a national small business (SBA 7a) lending program designed to catalyze job creation in underserved communities. With Preferred Lender status granted by the Small Business…
I would say if you are looking for software, SPARK is a great solution. Beyond that, I would say that you won’t find another organization as good as SPARK when it comes to the customer service side.
The SPARK onboarding team is highly experienced with SBA lending, so it wasn’t just technical expertise they brought to the table. We had been dealing with technical work-arounds for years, but SPARK understood the real-world challenges of SBA vs. always talking about functionality.

Our Latest Insights

See what’s top-of-mind in mission-driven lending with our blogs, guides, and expert viewpoints.

Your Frequently Asked Questions

Get answers to your biggest questions about how SPARK solves non-profit lending needs.
  • We offer friendly pricing for mission-driven lenders. Eligible mission-driven lenders (or CDFIs) qualify for special platform discounts.

  • Yes! SPARK is configured out of the box to account for all SOP rules so you increase compliance and reduce risk.

  • Absolutely. SPARK is configurable to your products and changing program needs. Capture key data points and even integrate with your CRM or servicing system.

  • We sure can. SPARK helps you capture impact metrics like minority-owned businesses served, loans in low-income communities, and more to help you chart progress and aid more people in need.

  • Certainly. Our network puts you in touch with other lenders to engage with, ask questions, and learn from for long-term success.


See SPARK for Yourself

Stay focused on your mission without the technical hassle or extra cost. See how SPARK helps you support your customers with a tour of the platform, a one-on-one conversation about your needs, and answers to your biggest questions.