It’s a lot of fun and a lot of work reconnecting capital and community. We’re thrilled to have new teammates that are up for doing both. Please help me welcome newcomers from the last few months of busy recruiting.
Posts tagged as Advance
Letters from Lauren: January/February 2023
This year has started off with strange weather (certainly here in California) and many disheartening reports of violence and discord, but we still believe that centering community in finance can help change those trajectories.
Meet the 2023 members of the Advance Advisory Committee
These regional community champions ensure the flow of Advance Strategy capital to underserved and overlooked communities.
Letters from Lauren: December 2022
As we approach the end of the year, the Mission Driven Finance team is thrilled for how far we’ve come and where we’re going in 2023.
Letters from Lauren: October/November 2022
October saw a good chunk of our team traveling for conferences and connecting with our community in person.
5 things to know about impact-based loans
If your business is too big for microfinance and SBA loan but too small for traditional banks, our impact-based loans can fill the gap.
Access Youth Academy — Where Are They Now?
Three years ago, a $12M project was designed to transform the lives of the youth in Southeast San Diego with Access Youth Academy.
Letters from Lauren: September/October 2022
In the last few months, four strategies with client-partners made the first investments into the community, we welcomed new partnerships and portfolio companies, and the second cohort of community finance fellows graduated.
What is a fund?
We sat down with our Chief Legal Officer Joe Pileri to learn about fund basics and what a fund is in the context of impact investing and Mission Driven Finance.
Letters from Lauren: August 2022
This quarter marks a huge milestone in Mission Driven Finance’s history—we have now flowed over $50 million in “assets into community” (AIC) across more than 100 loan transactions!
Letters from Lauren: July 2022
No summer slowdown here, we are seeing tons of activity across our various funds.
Letters from Lauren: June/July 2022
We’re welcoming summer, (safe) gathering, and new fund launches with our partners—and still mourning that the long battles against COVID-19 and systemic bias continue.
Letters from Lauren: May/June 2022
Reflecting on Memorial Day and the second anniversary of George Floyd’s murder, it’s easy to feel like we’re treading water as a society. But we believe in the power of freedom dreams and radical imagination to continue building a future that works for all.
Innovative real estate that is a win for the local economy and the environment
Hilltop Crossing, a new development in San Diego, not only creates middle-income housing but also engages diverse subcontractors and includes energy-efficient features.
Meet the members of new committee supporting integrity of flagship fund
Meet the ten regional community champions ensuring the flow of Advance Strategy capital to underserved and overlooked communities.
New advisory committee ensures money flows to San Diego small businesses & nonprofits
The Advance Advisory Committee collaborates with Mission Driven Finance to flow capital more equitably to small businesses and nonprofits.
Construction begins on Hilltop Encanto attainable housing project
The successful exit of the pre-development loan means construction has started! The first phase is scheduled to be completed in 2022.
Growing like wildflowers
Earlier this year we shared some exciting and bittersweet team changes. Now that we are heading into the final quarter of the year, we want to share more about how our team is growing.