Our Mission

The Free Loan's mission is to provide interest-free financial assistance empowering people to achieve self-sufficiency with dignity.

As borrowers repay their loans, funds are recycled and made available for new loans.

Learn more or donate at The Free Loan at the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona

The Free Loan at the Jewish Federation is an interest-free, non-sectarian, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization offering financial assistance to the Tucson community since 1947.

We are a Qualifying Charitable Organization in the state of Arizona. 

Life can be challenging for all of us no matter our background, education or social status. Hard times often hit with no warning at all. Sometimes people simply need support in achieving a life long dream. Our goal is to help people help themselves. Borrowers can feel they have a partner that believes in them and is their champion.

Whether financial assistance is needed to pay medical bills, rent and utilities, school tuition and other life events, The Free Loan can help. We lend a hand to those in need, not a hand out. Loan applicants are treated confidentially with loving kindness. Those who meet our established criteria have an opportunity to receive interest-free financial assistance while maintaining their self-respect and dignity.