“The program has significant economic clout”, is the way the Conference Board of Canada @CBoC summed up the economic impact of the lending services provided through the Ontario Community Futures program.
The report titled “More Bang for the Buck; The impact of the Community Futures Development Corporations’ lending on Ontario’s economy” states that for each $1.00 of direct lending through the Community Futures Program in Ontario, real GDP is lifted by $4.50. 
Full report available here