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Ecosystem Investment Partners


United States

Ecosystem Investment Partners (EIP) is a private equity firm now investing its second institutional fund. EIP was established in 2006 to capitalize on the Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) markets surrounding wetland stream and endangered species habitat mitigation throughout the US.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: United States of America Impact: Agricultural Productivity

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FINCA


United States of America

FINCA International is a non profit microfinance organization founded by John Hatch in 1984. Sometimes referred to as the World Bank for the Poor FINCA is the innovator of the village banking methodology in microcredit and is widely regarded as one of the pioneers of modern day microfinance. With its headquarters in Washington D.C. FINCA has 21 affiliated host country institutions (affiliates) in Latin America and the Caribbean Africa Eurasia and the Middle East and South Asia. Along with Grameen Bank and Accion International FINCA is considered to be one of the most influential microfinance organizations in the world.

Type: Accelerator/Incubator Geography: South America Impact: Access to Financial Services

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Good Capital


United States of America

Good Capital is an investment firm that increases the flow of capital to innovative ventures creating market-based solutions to inequality and poverty. Using a high engagement model, it invests in the most promising social enterprises and give them the tools and guidance they need to succeed. In addition, Good Capital actively leads the development of the emerging social capital market. Good Capital shares a deep commitment to the creation of a new, informed, and passionate world of investing that strategically moves more capital to good. It's first financial product, the Social Enterprise Expansion Fund, is seeking to fill the risk-taking expansion capital gap for social enterprises while providing investors with an attractive blend of financial and social returns. Its innovative model enables a new class of investors to put their money to work to change the world.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: United States of America Impact: Access to Energy

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Grassroots Business Fund


United States

GBF delivers a distinctive blend of investment capital and business advisory services through two main vehicles working together: a private investment fund and a non-profit organization. Through the fund, GBF makes equity, mezzanine equity, mezzanine debt, and straight debt investments. These customized investment structures ensure that GBF’s investment performance aligns with the businesses’ performance. The fund delivers a form of capital suitable for long-term investment in businesses servicing low income communities.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: Africa Impact: Agricultural Productivity

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MicroVest


United States of America

MicroVest Capital Management LLC is a private for profit investment adviser dedicated to reducing global poverty by applying a commercial framework to investing. MicroVest seeks sustainable solutions to poverty by facilitating the flow of international private capital to low income financial institutions.

Type: Wealth Manager/Advisor Geography: Latin America and the Caribbean Impact: Access to Financial Services

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Nonprofit Finance Fund


United States of America

NFF works to create a strong, well-capitalized and durable nonprofit sector that connects money to mission effectively, supporting the highest aspirations and most generous impulses of people and communities.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: Northern America Impact: Community Development

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Northern California Community Loan Fund


United States of America

Founded in 1987 NCCLF was created when local people came together with a desire to invest their money in nonprofits and social enterprises that were improving lives and building equity in low income Northern and Central California neighborhoods.Rather than investing in typical for profit enterprises our founders had a vision of putting their money to work as a tool building financially strong and culturally vibrant communities where each person has access to decent jobs homes health care education and economic opportunities.We have successfully carried out that vision since the 1980s by connecting investors to communities and lending and providing financial consulting to organizations who share our vision of sustainable communities and social and economic justice.Since then we ve invested more than $254 million to projects throughout Northern and Central California impacting the lives of over 1.5 million of our neighbors. Our lending and consulting services support organizations that develop affordable housing provide critical social medical and youth services to low income people create community arts programs and increase people s access to healthy foods.

Type: CDFI Geography: United States of America Impact: Access to Financial Services

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Wastewater Capital Management


United States

Wastewater Opportunity Fund (WOF) provides equity capital to construct and expertise to operate these facilities that generate revenue from energy and nutrients embedded in the wastewater. The fund invests in decentralized wastewater infrastructure co located with industrial food and beverage sites agricultural operations municipal wastewater plants and other large organic wastewater sources.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: Americas Impact: Access to Clean Water and Sanitation

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