Ellis Carr and Peter Scher in Catalyze podcast

PODCAST: Catalyze – Access to Capital for Underestimated Communities

In August, our President and CEO Ellis Carr participated in “Catalyze,” a podcast of the Greater Washington Partnership. “Catalyze” brings together leaders from Baltimore to Richmond who are working to make this the most inclusive growth region in the country. It features leaders from across the Capital Region in conversation about how business is taking a stand to catalyze solutions to close the racial equity gap.

Robert Villarreal, Chief External Affairs Officer

Alliance “Get To Know Us” Spotlight: Robert Villarreal, Chief External Affairs Officer

Welcome to our Spotlight series where we highlight members of our new enterprise with Capital Impact Partners. 

Earlier this year we announced the formation of our exciting new enterprise that united Capital Impact Partners and CDC Small Business Finance under a single strategy and leadership team. 

We believe that in order to ensure that traditional and mainstream financial systems are equitably serving Black, Hispanic, and Indigenous communities to drive solutions that support economic mobility and wealth creation, we must think differently. This series is designed to introduce you to the many people who are working hard to drive change and create a powerful new voice for communities and small businesses.

This Spotlight is on Robert Villarreal. Robert is our Chief External Affairs Officer. 

Alliance “Get To Know Us” Spotlight: Kim Buttemer, Chief Operating Officer

Welcome to our Spotlight series where we highlight members of our new enterprise with Capital Impact Partners. 

Earlier this year we announced the formation of our exciting new enterprise that united Capital Impact Partners and CDC Small Business Finance under a single strategy and leadership team. 

We believe that in order to ensure that traditional and mainstream financial systems are equitably serving Black, Hispanic, and Indigenous communities to drive solutions that support economic mobility and wealth creation, we must think differently. This series is designed to introduce you to the many people who are working hard to drive change and create a powerful new voice for communities and small businesses.

You can watch all of the interviews in our series here

In this Spotlight, meet Kim Buttemer, our Chief Operating Officer.

Ellis Carr authors chapter in "The Future of Building Wealth"

The Future of Building Wealth: Ellis Carr and Others Contribute Essays on Ideas to Build Wealth—for Everyone

There was considerable evidence, even before the COVID-19 pandemic began, that the United States was marking levels of income and wealth inequality unseen for a century, all during the longest economic expansion in modern history. The stark economic inequalities that individuals and families in our nation are experiencing have been exposed and exacerbated by the pandemic. 

 

The persistence and depth of income and wealth inequality have prompted serious national reflection on the fairness and sustainability of our current policies and systems.

 

Our President and CEO Ellis Carr joined with other leaders to contribute a chapter to “The Future of Building Wealth: Brief Essays on the Best Ideas to Build Wealth—for Everyone,” a new and important book discussing promising and best practices for addressing the widening wealth gaps in our society and building power for underestimated communities. 

A Decade of Change: Capital Impact's Detroit 10th Anniversary

Marking a Decade of Hustling Harder with Detroiters Toward an Equitable Future

By Ellis Carr, President and CEO of Capital Impact Partners and CDC Small Business Finance

Ten years ago, Capital Impact Partners received an invitation from the Kresge Foundation to join in an effort to support Detroit as the city was reeling in the turbulence of the great recession. It was a seminal moment in our organization’s history, resulting in key shifts to our strategy and how we thought about investing – not only in buildings – but in communities.

Brian McEvoy, General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer, and Corporate Secretary

Alliance “Get To Know Us” Spotlight: Brian McEvoy, General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer, and Corporate Secretary

Our Spotlight series is designed to introduce you to the many people in our new enterprise who are working hard to drive change and create a powerful new voice for communities and small businesses. 

Earlier this year, we announced the formation of our exciting new enterprise that united Capital Impact Partners and CDC Small Business Finance under a single strategy and leadership team. 

In this Spotlight, meet Brian McEvoy, our General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer, and Corporate Secretary.

Tim Ferguson of Next Street and Ellis Carr of Capital Impact Partners and CDC Small Business Finance

Focusing on the Root Causes of Inequity: What the Pandemic and Racial Reckoning Have Meant for Community Development Financial Institutions

The last 18 months, lived in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, have opened eyes across our country to the inherent inequities that communities of color and communities living with low incomes experience in all aspects of life. Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) have a particular mandate to address these inequities and implement practices that help communities thrive. What has the racial reckoning of the past several months meant for CDFIs?

Natalie Gunn, Chief Financial Officer for Capital Impact Partners and CDC Small Business Finance

Alliance “Get To Know Us” Spotlight: Natalie Nickens Gunn, Chief Financial Officer

Welcome to our Spotlight series where we highlight members of our new enterprise with CDC Small Business Finance. 

Earlier this year we announced the formation of our exciting new enterprise that united Capital Impact Partners and CDC Small Business Finance under a single strategy and leadership team. 

We believe that in order to ensure that traditional and mainstream financial systems are equitably serving Black, Hispanic, and Indigenous communities to drive solutions that support economic mobility and wealth creation, we must think differently. This series is designed to introduce you to the many people who are working hard to drive change and create a powerful new voice for communities and small businesses.

Our first Spotlight is on Natalie Nickens Gunn. Natalie is our Chief Financial Officer. 

Fruitvale Transit Village

A Bold Gamble for Building Community Wealth and Assets: A Q&A with Unity Council on the Successes and Lessons Learned from Fruitvale Transit Village

Oakland, Ca. is a vibrant place, a reflection of the multicultural communities within its borders. However, Oakland also experiences poverty, limited social services, and crime, which hold its communities back – particularly communities of color – from achieving their full potential.

Over the past several years, Oakland has seen an influx of residents as the demand for housing in the San Francisco Bay area has driven many people there, on top of the residents who already called the city home.