Brightpoint helps communities, families, and individuals remove the causes and conditions of poverty.

Brightpoint envisions a world without poverty in which all people have access to opportunities and are treated with dignity.​

In 1965, William G. Williams helped start the Allen County Economic Opportunity Council (ACEOC.) During his administration, the ACEOC operated 11 varied programs, including Head Start, Legal Services, Neighborhood Youth Corps, Economic Development, Emergency Food and Medical Services, Youth Development, Neighborhood Services System, Foster Grandparents, and Planning and Research. Several of these programs are still in existence in some form. In 1983, the ACEOC became Community Action of Northeast Indiana, Inc. (CANI) as the service area expanded to include additional communities outside Allen County.

In 2015, as the agency approached 50 years of helping people in the communities where we live and work, the name was changed once again to Brightpoint.
Brightpoint is a private, non-profit agency that promotes economic and community development by providing resources, helping people gain access to opportunities, and teaching them the skills they need to become self-sufficient.

The Community Loan Center is seeking grants, loans, and investments.  The CLC program puts grant money from foundations and corporate donors  to work year after year, re-loaning the grant funds up to 8 times every 5 years.  The CLC program delivers measurable positive outcomes demonstrating how the CLC helps borrowers improve their financial health.

Reduced interest rate loans make it possible to bring needed relief to local economies by supporting the CLC.  Foundations involved in impact investing can provide  Program Related Investments and Mission Related Investments to CLC local  lenders. Bank loans for CLC capital provide an  excellent way to fulfill bank Community Reinvestment Act obligations.

Social investors may invest in the Community Loan Center directly. By accepting a modest rate of return on investments, private  companies, religious institutions, nonprofit organizations or individuals can  make a difference in their communities by supporting  the Community Loan Center.

Who We Are

Investing in the Community Loan Center

Brightpoint, operating as the Community Loan Center ("CLC") of Northeast Indiana, is licensed and examined under the laws of the State of Indiana and by state law is subject to regulatory oversight by the Indiana Department of Financial Institutions.  Brightpoint is proud to provide this affordable, risk-free alternative to payday and car title loans.  All earnings are reinvested into the program for expansion and lending capital.  

Any consumer wishing to file a complaint against Brightpoint, or the Community Loan Center of Northeast Indiana, should contact the Indiana Department of Financial Institutions through one of the means indicated below: In Person or U.S. Mail: 30 South Meridian St., Suite 300
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204. Telephone No.: 800-382-4880.  ( Please copy and paste this link to your browser (for security reason, link won't work by clicking):