The Barry Community Foundation will serve as a leader, catalyst and resource to improve the lives of people in the Barry County area by promoting charitable giving and the creation of permanently endowed funds, now and for future generations.
CIM partners with responsible lenders to finance small businesses in line with the Small Business Borrowers’ Bill of Rights and to effect economic, environmental, and social change. Since fund inception, we have provided financing to 4,200 U.S. small businesses which represent $4 billion in total revenue. These businesses have created 6,000 new jobs from loan proceeds with 45,000 jobs maintained and 131,000 lives affected. CIM also tracks impact metrics that are derivative of the core impact objective: to increase access to capital for underserved demographics and support impact businesses. Across the portfolio, CIM funds 2-3x more women-, minority-, and veteran-owned businesses than banks and financial institutions with an aggregate figure of 50% of the loan portfolio lent to WMV-owned businesses. CIM has additionally built an Impact Assessment system to identify and report on impact businesses across 8 areas of impact with 79 unique tags. These impact businesses expressly seek to create a positive social, environmental, or economic change in their community. 21% of the CIM portfolio (>800 loans) are lent to impact businesses in 8 categories: community health and safety, education and youth development, social justice, environmental sustainability, financial inclusion, healthy food systems, and clean energy and efficiency.
The South Palm Beach County Foundation, Inc. ("SPBCF") is a community foundation dedicated to building legacies in South Palm Beach County and beyond.
Locally, the SPBCF fosters creative solutions to pressing community issues through partnered charitable giving. Your legacy will be the pebble in the pool that helps to fund innovative solutions to the region's most pressing problems. SPBCF will partner your funds with like-minded strategic donors and local charitable organization to help build sustainable charitable organizations driven to address our local issues.
In addition to its local services, however, the SPBCF is also a nimble structure established to support the work of progressive philanthropists wherever they may be located. Through the SPBCF, social entrepreneurs can find like-minded strategic and innovative donors to help build sustainable charitable organizations driven to address a variety of social issues. The SPBCF supports the most cutting-edge and strategic approaches to philanthropy. For donors interested in Impact Investing, Business Entrepreneurship and Venture Philanthropy, the SPBCF is your foundation. Without the constraints of a brick and mortar building and with limited overhead and staff, the SPBCF will provide a low-cost and progressive philanthropic vehicle to advanced thinkers and donors locally and nationally.