We use finance as a tool for change

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 that close opportunity gaps. We actively develop impact investment opportunities that are simple, transformative, and aligned.

Friends of Willow Tree

"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.”

Bethany Chaffin, Director

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2020-05-14T15:43:07-07:00

Bethany Chaffin, Director

"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.”

Skinny Gene Project

"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

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2020-05-14T14:12:19-07:00

Marlayna Bollinger, Executive Director

"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."

Moniker Group

"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 & Founder

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2019-12-20T14:36:20-08:00

Ryan Sisson, CEO & Founder

"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.”

Bayside Community Center

"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. I've had that experience with a bank where we are looked at as profit and loss. You don't get to make a compelling case."

Dr. Corey Pahanish, Former Executive Director

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2020-10-14T14:29:36-07:00

Dr. Corey Pahanish, Former Executive Director

"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. I've had that experience with a bank where we are looked at as profit and loss. You don't get to make a compelling case."

The Way Back

"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

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2020-08-31T17:52:03-07:00

Chris Thomas, Executive Director

"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."

Angels Foster Family Network

“Our borrower-lender check-ins and relationship with Mission Driven Finance are much more of a partnership than a discussion about payments. 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.”

Jeff Wiemann, Executive Director

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2020-10-14T14:28:03-07:00

Jeff Wiemann, Executive Director

“Our borrower-lender check-ins and relationship with Mission Driven Finance are much more of a partnership than a discussion about payments. 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.”

San Diego Habitat for Humanity

"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

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2020-08-31T17:53:21-07:00

Karen Begin, Director of Development

"Your team’s commitment to community and doing good is really inspiring. You stuck with us to make this happen—thankful for your partnership."
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