The Hebrew Free Loan Association of Greater Springfield is the direct result of the deep concern felt in our community for fellow Jews in financial need. In 1993, three local philanthropists generously provided the initial capital to found the organization. Since that time, HFLA has given out hundreds of interest-free loans. The loans have been used for meeting urgent needs such as car-related expenses, home repairs, medical expenses, adoption fees, tuition, and debt consolidation. As the loans are repaid, the funds are recycled to lend out again.