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  • COLLABORATING FOR STRONGER COMMUNITIES
    Building Sustainable Solutions Through Partnerships and Capacity Building

Sharing expertise creates opportunities for learning, growth and collective success. That’s why we work in collaboration with a variety of organizations to convene leaders, deliver technical assistance, support capacity building, and share our three decades of experience and financial acumen. These networks are a key part of many local and national initiatives and have proven to shorten the distance to success by serving as a clearinghouse for ideas, innovation and learning opportunities. Sharing what works—and what doesn’t—helps level the learning curve for those committed to transforming communities.

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Co-op Innovation Award

Capital Impact was born out of the need to support consumer and small business cooperatives working in low-income communities. The Co-op Innovation Award represents one part of our strategy to promote food, worker and housing co-ops. To date, we have provided over $80,000 in awards to support organizations who are helping to scale the cooperative model.

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Detroit Program 

As part of our lending in Detroit, we are leading efforts among local business, nonprofit and civic leaders to create strategic cross-sector partnerships that accelerate economic growth in this historic city. Projects launched through this effort support entrepreneurship, job growth and inclusive mixed used development in Detroit’s key urban corridors.

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Michigan Good Food Fund 

Through the Michigan Good Food Fund, our lending to food enterprises working to increase access to healthy food for Michigan children and families is bolstered with business assistance. Assistance includes online and in-person courses, deeper dives for selected enterprises, and one-on-one, targeted consulting. The goal? To help supported enterprises take their ventures to the next level and build a pipeline of investment-ready projects for the fund:

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