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Collaboration for Co-operative Improvement

By Clair A. McDevitt, writer Picture it: the freezer breaks and you’re scrambling to save all your frozen food. In a home, a big cooler or the generosity of a neighbor may solve your problem – but for a grocery store, the goods in a…

A Holistic Approach to Healthy Food Financing

  By Scott Sporte, Chief Lending Officer Healthy food financing isn’t just about health. There is no doubt that improving access to fresh, nutritious foods in low-income communities can help people improve eating habits and prevent diet-related diseases, such as obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes,…

California Health Clinics and Financing to Meet ACA Implementation

By Scott Sporte, Chief Lending Officer The Affordable Care Act (ACA) sets out to provide access to health care for all. The ACA will only be fully implemented in California when all people, including low-income residents in underserved communities, have local access to quality, affordable…

Investing in Detroit’s Comeback: Optimism & Challenges on the Road to Inclusive Growth

By Bradford Frost, Director, Detroit Program 2015 was a year of optimism for post-bankruptcy Detroit. We saw significant investments pour in, including the first projects due to the $100 million pledge from JP Morgan Chase. Combined with the $30 million Woodward Corridor Investment Fund, new…

Finding the Right Partners to Make a Difference in Underserved Neighborhoods

By Ian Wiesner, business development manager For many of us, a weekend trip to the grocery store or farmers market to buy fresh produce is such a regular part of our routine that it hardly merits a second thought. But for many others, access to…

The Values that Guide our Work

As a mission-driven lender, our core values of cooperation, leadership, commitment, diversity, innovation, and trust are the foundation of Capital Impact Partners’ work. They shape our culture. They underlie our decisions and actions. They help define our brand and strategy. They guide our relationships with…

Launching Innovate for Impact

By Terry Simonette, President & CEO Today we are launching Innovate for Impact, Capital Impact Partners’ new blog.  Our newest communications venture comes at a pivotal time for the organization - with my upcoming retirement, the launch of our 2020 strategy, and transition to Ellis…
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