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  • Success Tips for Charter School Operators: A Thorough Concept

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    Whether you are an experienced charter school operator refining your approach or an enterprising newcomer ready to break ground in the charter school education sector, there is always more to discover and master to advance your institution and widen your impact. This series is crafted to deliver crucial insights and practical advice to drive your […]

  • Success Tips for Real Estate Developers: Relationship Building

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    Whether you’re a seasoned real estate developer fine-tuning your strategies or an aspiring newcomer eager to make your mark in the industry, there is always more to know and learn to help grow your business and scale your impact. This series is designed to provide invaluable insights and actionable advice to propel your development projects […]

  • Community Development Lending, Explained: Construction Loans

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    In this series about community development lending, we aim to shed light on the diverse types of loans we offer, in the hope that it will provide the clarity our borrowers need to make an informed decision about applying for a community development loan. In this third installment, we turn our attention to construction loans, […]

  • Community Development Lending, Explained: Real Estate Acquisition Loans

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    In this series about community development lending, we aim to shed light on the diverse types of loans we offer, in the hope that it will provide the clarity our borrowers need to make an informed decision about applying for a community development loan.  In this second installment, we explain what real estate acquisition loans […]

  • Nourish DC: Grants Help Diverse Food Entrepreneurs Flourish

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    In 2021, the Nourish DC Collaborative launched. This initiative supports the development of locally owned food businesses in Washington, D.C. communities to create vibrant, healthy neighborhoods.Nourish DC offers flexible loans, grants, and technical assistance to emerging and existing food businesses. While it serves the entire District, the collaborative focuses on supporting businesses in underestimated neighborhoods, […]

  • Community Development Lending, Explained: Predevelopment Loans

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    In this series about community development lending, we aim to shed light on the diverse types of loans we offer at Capital Impact Partners, in the hope that it will provide the clarity our borrowers need to make an informed decision about applying for a community development loan. In this first installment, we delve into the […]

  • The Need to Disrupt the Financial Sector to Support Equity and Inclusion

    Ellis Carr and Gary Cunningham discuss the need to disrupt the financial sector to support equity and inclusion at the Momentus Capital All-Staff gathering.

    In September 2023, the Momentus Capital team gathered in Washington, D.C. for its annual meeting to discuss the organization’s strategy for the coming year. As part of that process, President & CEO Ellis Carr hosted a discussion with Board Chair Gary Cunningham. In their wide-ranging conversation, they discussed Gary’s long history working on community development […]

  • Community Development Lending, Explained

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    For anyone seeking to access lending for community development projects, understanding the different types of loans can be confusing. At Capital Impact Partners, our commitment to fostering positive social impact drives us to support mission-aligned real estate developers and community development leaders with a range of flexible and affordable financing solutions. Our community development lending […]

  • Community Development, Demystified: A Glossary

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    As a mission-driven developer, organization, or business looking into community development projects, you may be coming across language that might sound confusing and be challenging to understand. What is a CDFI? What is NMTC? What is LTV? At the Momentus Capital branded family of organizations, we leverage the combined expertise of Capital Impact Partners, CDC […]