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  • 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 […]

  • Nourish DC: Technical Assistance Helps Food Entrepreneurs Build Their Business Acumen

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    A strong local food ecosystem is essential to community health and economic prosperity — and in Washington, D.C., food deserts (areas without full-service grocery stores) in communities living with lower incomes are a significant factor in persistent food insecurity. Building local food businesses in underinvested communities can help support healthier neighborhoods, build economic prosperity, and […]

  • Racial Healing: The Path to Racial Equity Starts Here

    National Day of Racial Healing, #HowWeHeal

    Since the racial reckoning of 2020, the term racial equity has been used consistently to talk about the goal of organizations like ours. Racial equity works to address hundreds of years of injustice perpetuated on the basis of race in this country: from the Indian Removal Act to chattel slavery and Jim Crow to the […]

  • Our Impact in 2023

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    As we begin 2024, we at the Momentus Capital branded family of organizations want to thank all of you – whether you are a borrower, a partner, an investor, or a member of the Momentus community –  for being part of our work to reimagine and build an economic system that includes everyone. Read what […]

  • Momentus Capital’s Approach to Social Impact Measurement

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    Across the Momentus Capital branded family of organizations, we know that to maximize our impact, we need to first understand it. Building and sustaining healthy, inclusive, and equitable communities requires capital and resources – but without measuring outcomes, it’s impossible to develop effective interventions at scale. That’s why we’ve developed a comprehensive Impact Framework to […]

  • How Momentus Capital Supports Economic Stability

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    Across the Momentus Capital branded family of organizations, our mission is to ensure people and communities have the capital and opportunities they deserve to overcome a history of systemic disinvestment. To support underestimated communities in achieving positive social and economic outcomes, we need a shared understanding of what that looks like, and why those outcomes […]

  • Driving Change with a Human Approach to Lending Operations

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    By Alexander McDonald, Senior Director of Lending Operations For communities to thrive, they need resources — but too often, small business owners, developers, and local community development leaders lack access to the capital they need to drive progress. Across the Momentus Capital branded family of organizations we are on a mission to change that through […]