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Impact Investors Tag: Economic Development 13

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Agora Partnerships


United States of America

Agora Partnerships accelerates the growth of early stage impact companies in Latin America. They are a global community of entrepreneurs investors mentors and individuals dedicated to using the power of business to effect positive change in their communities. They work only with early stage entrepreneurs where the right kind of support can significantly accelerate their ability to create impact. Their aim is to help build a more just sustainable world primarily though Impact Accelerator program which provides entrepreneurs with access to social human and financial capital.

Type: Accelerator/Incubator Geography: Mexico Impact: Food Security

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Austin Foodshed Investors


United States of America

AFI Invests in Local Sustainable Food EntrepreneursWe bring together values driven investors with mission driven entrepreneurs in the food space to fund sustainable & reasonable growth.AFI's Mission is the increase the supply of good clean fair food and the supply of individual impact investor opportunities by sourcing creating and investing in local sustainable food companies.We do this to enable Central Texas triple bottom line (planet people profit) entrepreneurs to create living wage jobs for respected workers good clean & fair food within a robust regional food system and progress toward stable climate healthy soil and humanely treated animals.

Type: Investor Network Geography: United States of America Impact: Income/Productivity Growth

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Awethu Project


South Africa

The Awethu Project has developed a globally-acclaimed model for building businesses and creating sustainable jobs in under-resourced South African communities: Awethu trains and assists entrepreneurs in these communities to start and grow businesses, selecting the most talented to be part of the high-impact Awethu Incubator.

Type: Accelerator/Incubator Geography: South Africa Impact: Community Development

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Gary Community Investment Company


United States of America

Gary Community Investments which includes the Gary Community Investment Company and The Piton Foundation invests in for profit and philanthropic solutions for Colorado s low income children and their families. Gary Community Investment believe that business and philanthropy can and should work together to create opportunities for those who need it most. By aligning all of the assets with mission they make creative investments that may not only yield a financial return but can also improve the lives of Colorado s children

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

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Global Communities


United States of America

Global Communities (formerly CHF International) is an international non profit organization that works closely with communities worldwide to bring about sustainable changes that improve the lives and livelihoods of the vulnerable. Development is not something we do for people it is something we do with them. We believe that the people who understand their needs best are the people of the community itself. We make a difference by engaging with communities governments the private sector and NGOs as partners for good bringing together complementary strengths and shared responsibilities to work toward common goals.

Type: Other Capital Providers Geography: Africa Impact: Community Development

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Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation


United States of America

Founded in 1995 JCNI is an operating nonprofit foundation that works in partnership with the Jacobs Family Foundation and residents of San Diego's Diamond Neighborhoods to build a stronger community through entrepreneurial projects hands on learning relationships and the creative investment of resources. JCNI helps attract and leverage investment while working with residents to build the capacity of individuals families and their communities.

Type: Other Capital Providers Geography: Americas Impact: Affordable Housing

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Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)


United States of America

LISC is the largest community development support organization in the country. Headquartered in New York City with 30 offices across the U.S. they are a national organization that focuses on local community revitalization efforts.

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

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Melville Charitable Trust


United States of America

Since 1990 the Melville Charitable Trust has focused on the singular goal of ending homelessness. Research and the Trust s experience have demonstrated that homelessness is a solvable problem and that safe accessible and affordable housing is an indispensable part of the solution. For individuals and families with the greatest challenges to housing stability ensuring access to affordable housing with appropriate services supportive housing is smart humane and cost effective.

Type: Other Capital Providers Geography: Americas Impact: Access to Financial Services

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National Cooperative Bank


United States of America

National Cooperative Bank provides comprehensive banking products and services to cooperatives and other member owned organizations throughout the country. What makes NCB unique is that the bank was created to address the financial needs of an underserved market niche people who join together cooperatively to meet personal social or business needs especially in low income communities.

Type: Bank Geography: United States of America Impact: Access to Information

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PeopleFund


United States of America

PeopleFund creates economic opportunity and financial stability for underserved people by providing access to capital education and resources to build healthy small businesses. PeopleFund creates economic opportunity and financial stability for underserved people by providing access to capital education and resources to build healthy small businesses.They believe that healthy small business growth is the key to economic recovery and development and that every person no matter their background or economic situation has the ability to become a successful entrepreneur and job creator given access to the appropriate resources. They inspire educate fund and elevate small business owners on the path to prosperity and the American Dream.

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

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TBL Mirror Fund


Kenya

The TBL Mirror Fund focuses on Small and Medium Enterprises in various sectors operating in growth markets where value can be added through the know how and involvement of the investors of the Fund.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: Africa Impact: Community Development

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The Cafesjian Family Foundation


United States of America

The Cafesjian Family Foundation was founded in late 1996 by Gerard L. Cafesjian to reach out to Armenia then a war torn devastated country with more than half of its population on the verge of extreme poverty. The Foundation has been especially active in civic and community projects health and human services for children and the elderly education and arts and culture.

Type: Foundation Geography: United States of America Impact: Community Development

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The Gatsby Charitable Trust


United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Irela

The Gatsby Charitable Trust endowed by David Sainsbury has more than 40 years of grant making history. Gatsby's grant making in the U.K. supports research on plant science and neuroscience science and engineering education government effectiveness mental health and the arts. Additionally Gatsby has a significant program supporting African economic development. Gatsby supports Aquifer Ltd a company created in 2004 to help create jobs and improve incomes for the poor in sub Saharan Africa. Aquifer seeks to develop businesses that can earn market rates of return even if the company itself takes a subsidised return to get those enterprises to scale.

Type: Foundation Geography: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Irela Impact: Capacity Building

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