Biz2Credit helped a Non profit School Secure $2.5 M Funding

Biz2Credit helped a Non profit School Secure $2.5 M Funding

Background

A New York City non-profit school for children with developmental issues needed funding in order to expand their facility.  Aside from being a non-profit organization, they lacked the three years of operating history, and  had negative assets for the first two years since they were still paying off their start up costs.  Although there were no prior issues, it was concluded that a non-profit organization dealing with the Board of Education was not easily bankable.

The Need

The Board of Directors for the school wanted to expand their facility to increase their reach among children needing their services.  What motivated their idea was having a reasonable faculty to student ratio and to have therapists who specialized in areas that public schools currently lacked.  Biz2Credit helped them achieve these goals by getting them approved for a $2.5 million loan, which helped fund their initial goals as well as secure their long term stability.

Financing Solution

After analyzing their financial statements with the school’s accountant, Biz2Credit was able to put a loan package together to present the case to potential lenders.  Based on Biz2Credit’s experience in dealing with lenders, the school, which was previously rejected by lenders, now obtained multiple offers from a number of lenders.  After picking the most cost effective option for the school, Biz2Credit and the school’s accounting firm began to draw up a financing plan for the future.

Benefits

  • Added 50 more jobs to a newly expanded facility in the empowerment zone in NYC
  • The line of credit was sanctioned at US prime plus 1/2
  • Received a revolving credit line for 75% of account receivables to function as a working capital line

I will be able to plan better now, and I hope I won't need them again, says Bhatti, "but if I do, I won't wait to call. Biz2Credit definitely helped me through a tough spot."