(858) 880-0252 [email protected]
MDF team as of June 2022

What We Can Do for You

Helping businesses grow their impact with access to sufficient, affordable capital

About Mission Driven Finance

Accelerating change through impact investing

Bold visions, innovative enterprises, and great community programs deserve the opportunity to succeed. Unfortunately, many businesses and communities are unable to access the capital they need from traditional funding sources. The result is too many worthwhile endeavors struggling to achieve scale.

Mission Driven Finance launched in 2016 to fill the gap between philanthropy and traditional investments—commonly known as “impact investing.” With the right mechanisms—and the right partners—we CAN accelerate positive social change.

We work with local and national investors to help them create the impact they want and work with businesses and community partners to help them get the capital they need. We are entirely focused on private market impact transactions and asset management. Mission Driven Finance was launched in 2016 in San Diego, CA, and is a Certified B Corporation.

What we’re about:

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We make investments that aren’t happening but should.
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We use finance as a tool for change.
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We make it easy to invest in your community.

Currently recruiting

We're hiring!

Who We Are

Meet our team

We are a scrappy, savvy team of compassionate professionals dedicated to empowering our community through new models of investing in social change.

MDF team as of January 2022

Talent pipeline

Community Finance Fellowship

To build an inclusive economy, we must transform the world of finance. The Community Finance Fellowship is changing the face of finance, access to finance, and understanding of finance—to connect overlooked communities with capital.

2021 Community Finance Fellows: Xitlali Ceballos, David Ritcherson, Farah Velasquez

Get financing

Loans to help founders pursue their mission

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Investment strategies

Opportunities to invest in your community

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Values

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Transformative

The most exciting investments are complex, multi-party capital stacks that only come together with an intermediary like us to connect the puzzle pieces.
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Stubbornly optimistic

There is a solution to every problem, it just takes getting the right set of partners working together.
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Social equity

An equitable economy is just, morally imperative, and more sustainable than traditional structures.
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Alignment

Results are better when investors, borrowers, and intermediaries have a mutual understanding of their respective goals.
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Humor

Impact investing is fun!

Client partners

National & regional reach

Map of Mission Driven Finance client-partners

Partners & supporters

The California Endowment
The Grove Foundation
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Conrad N. Hilton Foundation logo
Jewish Community Foundation San Diego
Living Cities
WES Mariam Assefa Fund
Pacific Western Bank
San Diego Foundation
The Parker Foundation
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Union Bank
The Patricia and Christopher Weil Family Foundation
Certified B Corporation
Catalyst of San Diego & Imperial Counties
Confluence Philanthropy
Due Diligence 2.0 Commitment
IBank California Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank
Impact Assets - Invest With Meaning
IA 50 2022 Fund Manager
Next Street
Promise Venture Studio
Purpose Economy
Realize Impact
Social Venture Circle
Starbucks