Summer has wound down, and we continue to activate a bevy of intentional impact capital vehicles, including closing 5 homes for child care.
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Many of our team will be on the fall conference circuit again. If you see us, be sure to say hi!
Meet the first five grantees of the Fibers Fund: Botanical Colors, Fibrevolution, MAHDIYYAH, Kept Studio, and ROOLĒ.
Since its launch, WEPOWER Capital has invested in 3 St. Louis Black and Latinx-owned companies: Bold Xchange, RooterMan by J3 Enterprises, and Cheryl’s Herbs.
We wrote this North Star into the company theory of change: “Financial systems that perpetuate poverty are flipped to systems that eradicate it.” Systems change sounds really cool, but admittedly can be hard to picture. It is thrilling to see it coming into clearer focus, hopefully for you too.
With this investment to accelerate impact for communities across the country, World Education Services will help close capital gaps to close opportunity gaps.
SAFSF and Fibershed announced the launch of the Integrated Capital Fibers Fund with Mission Driven Finance, recognizing that natural fiber and dye crops can and should play a key role in vibrant, economically viable regenerative agriculture.
Catalytic capital works to unlock investments that would not otherwise be possible — expanding opportunity, strengthening communities, and fueling innovation that benefits both people and the planet.
The Social Equity Franchise (SEF) Fund, managed by Mission Driven Finance, supports Everytable’s SEF program, which endeavors to close the opportunity gap for entrepreneurs seeking capital on their path to franchise ownership.
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.
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.
These regional community champions ensure the flow of Advance Strategy capital to underserved and overlooked communities.
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.
Lauren Grattan participated in this conversation addressing the topic, “How Businesses are Centering Community in Social Impact.”
October saw a good chunk of our team traveling for conferences and connecting with our community in person.
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.
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.
While COVID-19 continues to circulate, our team is fully vaccinated and getting back to conferences and convenings.