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Appalachian Community Capital


United States of America

FF REVIEWAppalachian Community Capital (ACC) is an ambitious groundbreaking project to increase business lending in Appalachia by providing community loan funds a new source of capital. Appalachian Community Capital was created to increase business lending in Appalachia by providing community loan funds with a new source of capital through the creation of a wholesale capital intermediary. This CDFI intermediary raises grant capital and leveraged debt from funding sources not available to or underutilized by the individual funds such as regional and national banks utilities and national foundations.

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

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Artspace Projects


United States of America

FF REVIEWArtspace is America s leader in arts driven community transformation. With headquarters in Minneapolis and offices in Los Angeles New Orleans New York Seattle and Washington DC Artspace runs a network of 33 affordable arts facilities in 13 states. Representing a $500 million investment in America's arts infrastructure Artspace facilities provide more than 1100 affordable live/work units for artists and their families as well as a million square feet of non residential space for artists arts organizations and creative enterprises.

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

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Bay Area Transit Oriented Affordable Housing Fund


FF REVIEWThe TOAH Fund was made possible through a $10 million investment from the Metropolitan Transportation Commission. The Low Income Investment Fund is the Fund Manager and an originating lender along with five other leading community development financial institutions (Corporation for Supportive Housing Enterprise Community Loan Fund LISC Northern California Community Loan Fund and Opportunity Fund). Additional capital for the Fund was provided by Citi Community Capital Morgan Stanley the Ford Foundation Living Cities and the San Francisco Foundation.

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

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BRIDGE Housing Corporation


United States of America

FF REVIEW BRIDGE Housing Corporation a leading nonprofit developer of affordable homes creates and manages a range of high quality affordable homes for working families and seniors. Since it was founded in 1983 BRIDGE has participated in the development of over 16000 homes serving more than 40000 people.

Type: Fund Geography: United States of America Impact: Affordable Housing

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Capital Impact Partners


United States of America

FF REVIEW Through capital and commitment Capital Impact helps people build communities of opportunity that break barriers to success. A nonprofit Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) we have a 30 year history delivering strategic financing social innovation programs and capacity building that creates social change and delivers financial impact nationwide.

Type: CDFI Geography: United States of America Impact: Capacity Building

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Communities Unlimited


United States of America

FF REVIEW Communities Unlimited serves seven states throughout the South and Mid South Arkansas Mississippi Tennessee Texas Oklahoma Louisiana and Alabama. This area includes about 60% of the country s persistently poor counties including large percentages of African Americans Hispanics and Native Americans. As an organization that focuses heavily on building deep and lasting impact in these communities they combine the strengths and services to unify the building blocks of infrastructure and economic development to create vibrant and prosperous communities.

Type: CDFI Geography: United States of America Impact: Capacity Building

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Core Innovation Capital


United States of America

Core Innovation Capital invests in the most innovative companies serving underbanked consumers in America. They are passionate about financial services that meaningfully improve the lives of underserved people. They focus on early growth stage for profit companies whose management shares their vision that scalable technology driven solutions focused on delivering the highest value to underbanked people can create great businesses and strengthen the American middle class.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: Global Impact: Income/Productivity Growth

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Housing Assistance Council


United States of America

Housing Assistance Council is a nonprofit corporation headquartered in Washington D.C. has been helping local organizations build affordable homes in rural America since 1971. HAC emphasizes local solutions empowerment of the poor reduced dependence and self help strategies. HAC assists in the development of both single and multi family homes and promotes homeownership for working low income rural families through a self help sweat equity construction method. The Housing Assistance Council offers services to public nonprofit and private organizations throughout the rural United States.

Type: Corporate Geography: United States of America Impact: Affordable Housing

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Housing Partnership Equity Trust


United States of America

The Housing Partnership Equity Trust was formed as a social purpose REIT sponsored by the Housing Partnership Network a business collaborative of the nation s leading housing and community development nonprofits. HPET provides a ready source of long term low cost capital enabling the 12 mission driven nonprofits it partners with to quickly and efficiently acquire apartment buildings that provide quality homes for families seniors and others with modest incomes.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: United States of America Impact: Community Development

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Indian Land Tenure Foundation


United States of America

The Indian Land Tenure Foundation (ILTF) is a national community based organization serving American Indian nations and people in the recovery and control of their rightful homelands. Indian Land Tenure Foundation work to promote education increase cultural awareness create economic opportunity and reform the legal and administrative systems that prevent Indian people from owning and controlling reservation lands. As a community foundation ILTF accepts contributions from organizations and individuals to support its grantmaking and program initiatives.

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

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Kenya Women Microfinance Bank


Kenya

Kenya Women Microfinance Bank (KWFT) prides itself for being the only Financial Institution in Kenya and Africa that serves a niche market as reflected in the Institution s slogan Banking on women . Being the only Women s Bank in Africa KWFT endeavours to Partner with Women in their creation of wealth. KWFT is driven by the triple bottom line approach Profit Planet and People while developing its products. KWFT focuses on the products ability to generate returns (profit) their impact on the environment (planet) as well as its ability to transform its customers lives (people).

Type: Bank Geography: Kenya Impact: Women and Girls

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New Hampshire Community Loan Fund


United States of America

The New Hampshire Community Loan Fund turns investments into loans and education to create opportunity and transform lives across New Hampshire. New Hampshire Community Loan Fund collaborate with a wide range of donors and lenders and with business nonprofit and government partners to provide the financing and support people need to own homes have quality jobs and child care and become financially independent.

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

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New York Business Development Corporation


United States of America

New York Business Development Corporation (NYBDC) and affiliates The 504 Company and Excelsior Growth Fund are mission driven alternative lenders that provide creative financing solutions to help small businesses thrive. Throughout our 61 year history we have provided thousands of small businessesincluding start ups mature businesses and minority and women owned businesseswith access to loans when they do not meet the requirements for traditional financing.

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

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Opportunity Finance Network


United States of America

OFN is the leading national network of Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs). They provide opportunity finance for people communities and markets outside the economic mainstream to join the mainstream.

Type: Investor Network Geography: United States of America Impact: Community Development

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Resident Ownership Capital, LLC


United States of America

ROC USA LLC helps resident corporations buy their manufactured home communities or mobile home parks from private community owners. ROC USA is a non profit organization. ROC USA also provides groups with on going technical training and networking support to help them build value and be successful over time.

Type: Other Capital Channels & Intermediaries Geography: United States of America Impact: Affordable Housing

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Root Capital


United States of America

FF REVIEW A social investment fund that grows rural prosperity in poor environmentally vulnerable places in Africa and Latin America. Root Capital seeks to maximize the positive social and environmental impact of their work through a three pronged strategy finance advise and catalyze.

Type: Fund Geography: Africa Impact: Access to Financial Services

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Shared Interest


United States of America

Shared Interest works as a catalyst for social and economic change in South Africa. Since thier inception in 1994 they have used loan guarantees to bridge the gap between South African banks and marginalized people previously considered unbankable during apartheid.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: Africa Impact: Access to Financial Services

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Southern Mutual Help Association


United States of America

Since it was founded in 1969 Southern Mutual Help Association (SMHA) has helped people develop strong healthy prosperous rural communities in Louisiana. Southern Mutual Help Association special focus is with distressed rural communities whose livelihoods are interdependent with the land and waters. Southern Mutual Help Association work primarily with agricultural and pervasively poor communities women and people of color. Southern Mutual Help Association help build rural communities through people's growth in their own empowerment and the just management of resources.

Type: Other Capital Providers Geography: United States of America Impact: Capacity Building

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Success for All Foundation


United States of America

Success in life is built on a solid foundation of learning. The first critical step is to learn how to read. Children who aren t reading well by third grade are unlikely to graduate from high school and are unprepared for college or a career. But more than half of American students are not effective readers by grade 4. Success for All seeks to break the cycle of failure with thoroughly researched proven to work literacy programs. Partnering with pre kindergarten to 8th grade schools across the country Success for All has helped millions of children to read achieve and gain a new vision for their futures.

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

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