2020 Co-op Innovation Award winners and co-op owners of ChiFresh Kitchen in their kitchen

Through the COVID-19 Pandemic, Capital Impact Partners Remains Committed to Equity and Wealth Building for Disinvested Communities in the First Three Quarters of 2020

Through partnerships and commitment, Capital Impact works to make sure that communities do not lose gains they have made in building equity and generational wealth

Arlington, VA (December 3, 2020) –Since early 2020, Capital Impact Partners, our communities across the country, and our partners have been working to pivot in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, the country is facing a reckoning born from the undeniable spotlight on the generations-long inequities that communities of color have experienced. This is a moment in which many people are asking not just how do we get back where we were, but how can we use this moment to enable the transformation that we want to see, so that communities can build real stability, prosperity, and equity.

California Primary Care Association and Capital Impact Partners Launch $25 Million COVID Response Loan Fund for Community Health Centers

CPCA COVID Response Loan Fund Designed to Bridge Gap as Health Centers Face Lost Revenue Due to Coronavirus Pandemic

Sacramento, CA/Arlington, VA (October 07, 2020) – California’s community health centers (CHCs) are facing significant lost revenue as a result of business disruptions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. At the same time, CHCs are incurring unforeseen costs to implement technology for virtual health consultations. The impacts of the pandemic have been further exacerbated for many CHCs by the wildfires plaguing the state.

To bridge this cash flow gap, the California Primary Care Association (CPCA) and Capital Impact Partners have launched the $25 million CPCA COVID Response Loan Fund to provide flexible financing for CHCs. Fund investors include the Alliance Healthcare Foundation, The California Endowment, The California Wellness Foundation, JPMorgan Chase, Richard W. Goldman Family Foundation, and UnitedHealth Group.

Capital Impact Partners’ CFO Named to 2020 Washington Business Journal Women Who Mean Business List

Arlington, VA (October 7, 2020) Capital Impact Partners is pleased to announce that Natalie Nickens Gunn, the company’s Chief Financial Officer, has been named to the Washington Business Journal’s “Women Who Mean Business” program. Now in its 17th year, this award honors the region’s most influential business women who have made a difference in their communities and are leaving a mark on the Washington, D.C. area community.

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Capital Impact Partners Awarded $3.5 Million in CDFI Fund Community Development Grants

Grants will support equitable lending products, healthy food initiatives, and supportive housing

Arlington, VA (September 25, 2020) The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) announced yesterday that Capital Impact Partners was awarded $3.5 million in grants through the 2020 round of the CDFI Program. The organization was the 4th highest awardee among the 357 organizations recognized. The awards will enable Capital Impact Partners to expand its efforts to create new lending products for emerging developers of color in Washington, D.C.-Maryland-Virginia (DMV), expand support for healthy food entrepreneurs across California, and increase supportive housing in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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CDC Small Business Finance and Capital Impact Partners Announce a New Alliance to Empower Equitable Community Growth

JPMorgan Chase and the Heron Foundation Award Multi-Million Dollar Grants to Help Build the Alliance and Launch Three Initial Place-Based Pilot Programs

ARLINGTON, VA and SAN DIEGO, CA (August 4, 2020) – CDC Small Business Finance, the nation’s leading mission-based small business lender, and Capital Impact Partners, a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) that champions social and economic justice nationally, are proud to announce a new alliance. With a focus on economic empowerment and equitable wealth creation, the two organizations have the unique ability to deliver a full suite of lending products and programs that support community efforts to create strong, vibrant, and healthy places of opportunity.

Capital Impact Partners Awarded $15 Million to Advance Racial Equity Work as Part of Giving Pledge Commitment

Arlington, VA (July 29, 2020) – Capital Impact Partners today announced that it was awarded $15 million as part of a Giving Pledge commitment by philanthropist MacKenzie Scott. The award represents the single largest individual gift in the organization’s history and will help advance the organization’s racial equity work with communities nationwide. 

In a Time of Crisis, the Sixth Annual Co-op Innovation Award Supports Co-op Expansion and Education

The Guild and Bronx Cooperative Development Initiative each receive $25,000; ChiFresh Kitchen receives $50,000 prize

Arlington, VA (June 30, 2020) – The cooperative development model creates opportunities for economic mobility and for financial and community resilience, including during times of crisis. Three cooperative organizations were chosen to receive Capital Impact Partners’ Co-op Innovation Award, which aims to increase co-op development in communities with low incomes and/or communities of color. In partnership with The National Cooperative Bank, the 2020 awardees – ChiFresh, The Guild, and the Bronx Cooperative Development Initiative – received a total of $100,000.

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Capital Impact Partners Launches Innovative Response Fund to Bolster Inclusive, Healthy Food Systems

Awards will support Washington Metro Area good food providers to offer healthy food to communities during the COVID-19 pandemic

Arlington, VA (June 17, 2020) – Capital Impact Partners announced today that it launched its DMV Good Food Fund (DMV GFF) Innovative Response Fund, providing $100,000 in awards to key partners  in order to sustain and stabilize mission-aligned good food enterprises in the Washington Metropolitan Area. Given with the generous support of the William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust, the awards will allow local good food enterprises to reposition and pivot in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its impacts on the regional food economy.

Inaugural D.C. Co-op Impact Award Supports Cooperatives in the Washington Metro Area

Awards support cooperatives led by people of color and workers with low incomes

WASHINGTON, D.C./ARLINGTON, VA (June 4, 2020) – The Washington Area Community Investment Fund (Wacif) and Capital Impact Partners today announced $40,000 in grant awards to support cooperatively owned businesses through the D.C. Co-op Impact Grant, launched in partnership with Citi Community Development. The awards will advance the growth of emerging and existing cooperatively owned businesses led by communities of color and workers with low incomes throughout the Washington, D.C. area.

Capital Impact Partners Launches Diversity in Development – Detroit Loan Fund to Support Emerging Developers of Color

$12.5 Million Loan Fund to support emerging minority real estate developers in Detroit, create pathway of success for those working to revitalize city

(DETROIT – May 14, 2020) – In an effort to increase support for minority real estate developers spearheading rehabilitation or new construction of mixed-use, multifamily housing projects in Detroit, Capital Impact Partners today launched a $12.5 million Diversity in Development – Detroit Loan Fund. The fund is a new tool for Capital Impact’s long-time commitment to equitable development and inclusive growth in Detroit.


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