What they do
C4GS-ZEDlife LLC is a housing developer based in San Diego, California. Founded in 2019 by Adria Fox and Mailon J. Rivera, C4GS-ZEDlife focuses on developing high-performance, zero-energy, off-grid homes in the construction, contracting, and utilities sectors.
With a mission to address the intersection between climate change and social equity, C4GS-ZEDlife aims to design and build affordable multi-use housing complexes that are environmentally sustainable over their expected lifespan with the C4GS-ZEDlife team providing vital knowledge transfer, training, and incubation services.
The company is led by a multicultural, multi-generational, and “delightfully melanated” executive team and is committed to promoting wealth generation through initiatives such as supporting and building low-income housing, providing energy generation and storage, developing family-owned land, advocating for community land trusts, and fostering workforce development partnerships with local schools.
Why we invested
C4GS-ZEDlife has secured a sizable grant from the California Energy Commission to design an affordable multi-use housing complex that combats climate change.
To ensure smooth operations during the grant term while awaiting reimbursement, C4GS-ZEDlife sought capital from the Advance Strategy to support cash flows. Mission Driven Finance supports C4GS-ZEDlife’s efforts to make zero-energy housing more affordable and accessible, empowering historically forgotten and excluded communities in San Diego.