(858) 880-0252 [email protected]
MDF team as of January 2024

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:

We make investments that aren’t happening but should.
We use finance as a tool for change.
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.

GIF of MDF team as of July 2023

Get financing

Funding to help you pursue your mission

Abdikadir and Crystal at Minnehaha Food Market

Investment strategies

Opportunities to invest in your community

Markeshia and ecosystem partners

Client partners

National & regional reach

We are building investment infrastructure for a better world, launching capital vehicles that center your communities.

Map of Mission Driven Finance client-partners across the U.S.




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

Stubbornly optimistic

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

Social equity

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


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


Impact investing is fun!

Partners & supporters

Certified B Corporation
The California Endowment
Catalyst of San Diego & Imperial Counties
Community Reinvestment Fund logo
Confluence Philanthropy
Conrad N. Hilton Foundation logo
Due Diligence 2.0 Commitment
Logo for Elevance Health Foundation
The Grove Foundation
Heising-Simons Foundation logo
IBank California Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank
Impact Assets - Invest With Meaning
Jewish Community Foundation San Diego
Living Cities
Next Street
Pacific Western Bank
The Parker Foundation
Prebys Foundation logo
Promise Venture Studio
Purpose Economy
Realize Impact
San Diego Foundation
Social Venture Circle
Starbucks logo
Surdna Foundation logo
Tara Health Foundation
Union Bank
Logo for United Way of San Diego County
The Patricia and Christopher Weil Family Foundation
WES Mariam Assefa Fund