SBA Disaster Loans for Faith-Based Organizations / Places of Worship


Faith-Based Organizations and Places of Worship are among the nonprofits eligible to apply for low-interest disaster loans from the SBA.

What Types of Disaster Loans are Available?

  • Physical Disaster Loans to repair or replace disaster-damaged property owned by the organization, including real estate, furniture/fixtures, machinery & equipment.

How Much Can the Organization Borrow?

  • Up to $2 million for physical property losses.

What are Requirements for Loan Approval?

  • Repayment – Organizations must show the ability to repay all loans.
  • Collateral – Collateral is required for physical loans over $14,000. SBA takes real estate as collateral when it is available. SBA will not decline a loan for lack of collateral, but may require one to pledge what is available.

What are the Interest Rates?

  • Rates as low as 3% with terms up to 30 years.


The following documents may be requested upon receipt of a loan application:

  • Articles of Incorporation, By-Laws, Organization’s Charter, if applicable
  • Board of Directors Resolution giving approval to apply to the SBA for a disaster loan.
  • Complete copies of the organization’s three most recent non-profit tax returns OR a copy of the organization’s IRS tax-exempt certification and complete copies of the organization’s three most recent financial statements.
  • A current Balance Sheet and Profit and Loss Statement dated within 90 days of the application.
  • Documents for compensation of disaster damages from insurance or other sources, such as grants.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: