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We use finance as a tool for change.

 
 
 
Mission Driven Finance submark

We use finance as a tool for change.

What We’re About

Getting good capital to good business

Mission Driven Finance is an impact investment firm dedicated to building a financial system that ensures good businesses have sufficient affordable access to capital. Built from the ground up with a single purpose—to make it easy to invest in your community—all our funds and structured products are designed to close financial gaps in order to close opportunity gaps. We actively develop impact investment opportunities that are simple, transformative, and aligned.

$1 M

assets into the community

Our mission is to mobilize capital that will increase inclusive and equitable access to education, health, and wealth.

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small businesses & nonprofits supported

{"Your team’s commitment to community and doing good is really inspiring. You stuck with us to make this happen—thankful for your partnership."
Karen Begin
Director of Development, San Diego Habitat for Humanity (portfolio company)
{"Working with Mission Driven Finance is unlike working with traditional lenders. The process transcended customer service and was more about relationship building; they take more time to get to know the people and figure out possibilities to have a positive transformational experience."
Dr. Corey Pahanish
Former Executive Director, Bayside Community Center (portfolio company)
{"Unlike other lending institutions that appear fixated on the bottom line, Mission Driven Finance seemed driven to propel our mission forward. Because of them, that’s exactly what we’ll do."
Marlayna Bollinger
Executive Director, Skinny Gene Project (portfolio company)
{"The process of connecting with your team and figuring out if we are the right fit was quite refreshing. Mission Driven Finance not only has some really good people but also I just feel like my company matters rather than just some numbers on a spreadsheet.”
Ryan Sisson
CEO and Founder, Moniker Group (portfolio company)
{"The process of working with Mission Driven Finance gave us a chance to look at every component of the business so we can be in the strongest position to serve our students."
{“Mission Driven Finance asked good questions. The collaboration is very clear—It was more than just a loan; the relationship continues to bring about positive ripple effects.”
{"Once I heard about Mission Driven Finance’s mission, I knew it matched our core beliefs. I believe in doing good and doing well at the same time. And the technical assistance that Mission Driven Finance provided alone is worth the interest."
Chris Thomas
Executive Director, The Way Back (portfolio company)
{"Their team took the time to understand our needs and build relationships, and they were open and transparent throughout the whole loan process. I loved that they involved the Community Finance Fellows in the work, which aligns with our own focus on mentorship."
Kerri Leslie
Founder & CEO, Verity Packaging (portfolio company)

Our Advance Portfolio

Advancing an inclusive economy

39%

Nonprofits

66%

Owned or led by women

44%

Owned or led by people of color

The figures above are accurate as of March 31, 2021.

MDF Blog

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San Diego Funders Invest $2 Million in Affordable Housing at City Heights Transit Plaza

San Diego Funders Invest $2 Million in Affordable Housing at City Heights Transit Plaza

With a new collaborative investment, the area near Normal Heights and City Heights is one step closer to having more affordable housing. A hundred and ninety affordable housing units are planned for the nearly 20,000-square-foot piece of land next to the City Heights Transit Plaza, at the corner of El Cajon Boulevard and 40th Street.

Announcing some exciting (and bittersweet) team changes

Announcing some exciting (and bittersweet) team changes

As Mission Driven Finance celebrates its fifth year flowing capital to community, we have seen our company grow and change many times, especially given our focus on being a deliberately developmental organization. This season feels like one of great change even with that mindset, and we want to make sure you learn about the latest team changes at Mission Driven Finance.

San Diego Funders Invest $2 Million in Affordable Housing at City Heights Transit Plaza

San Diego Funders Invest $2 Million in Affordable Housing at City Heights Transit Plaza

With a new collaborative investment, the area near Normal Heights and City Heights is one step closer to having more affordable housing. A hundred and ninety affordable housing units are planned for the nearly 20,000-square-foot piece of land next to the City Heights Transit Plaza, at the corner of El Cajon Boulevard and 40th Street.

Announcing some exciting (and bittersweet) team changes

Announcing some exciting (and bittersweet) team changes

As Mission Driven Finance celebrates its fifth year flowing capital to community, we have seen our company grow and change many times, especially given our focus on being a deliberately developmental organization. This season feels like one of great change even with that mindset, and we want to make sure you learn about the latest team changes at Mission Driven Finance.

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