CSH advances solutions that use housing as a platform for services to improve the lives of the most vulnerable, maximize public resources and build healthy communities. CSH is a Community Development Financial Institution that is the national leader in helping communities across the country create supportive housing to prevent and end homelessness. Since inception in 1991, CSH has been advancing innovative solutions that use housing as a platform for services to improve lives, maximize public resources, build healthy communities and break the cycle of intergenerational poverty which has resulted in transformed lives for more than 200,000 people. CSH’s loans and grants of $640M have been instrumental in developing supportive housing all over the country.
National Community Investment Fund invests capital in institutions, primarily banks,that increase access to responsible financial products and services in underserved communities. NCIF contributes to their success by aggregating capital and knowledge and leveraging opportunities. NCIF generates reasonable financial, social, and environmental returns for its investors and funders.
The National Development Council (NDC) is the oldest nation-wide non-profit community development organization in the U.S. Established in 1968, at the beginning of the community development movement, Entering its 50th year, NDC is a “one-stop” resource for financing and assistance in economic development and job creation, community and neighborhood revitalization, and affordable housing, as well as for building local capacity in all these endeavors.
Focusing on economically distressed areas, Natural Capital Investment Fund catalyzes environmentally sustainable development by providing affordable, flexible capital and advisory services to small and emerging businesses that create employment. Through its business support, field building and policy activities, Natural Capital Investment Fund employs a holistic approach to address the complex, interwoven issues inherent in poverty alleviation, rural development and environmental sustainability. As a practitioner of sustainable development, Natural Capital Investment Fund demonstrates methods that help businesses, individuals and communities achieve tangible changes that result in enhanced personal or community assets.
Partners for the Common Good (PCG) is a mission based national CDFI loan fund. We participate with other CDFIs across the nation and have funded loans in 36 states through 45 lending partners across the United States that serve low-income communities. In addition, we own and manage the online platform, CapNexus, that connect community development practitioners across the nation to each other for the purpose of connecting capital to mission oriented projects and organizational efforts. Also, we have lines of business in Policy and Advocacy and Social Impact. Our experience with impact investing is connecting with investors or their representatives primarily through CapNexus to assist in finding projects for their portfolio and in our everyday work,and outreach.