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Capital Impact Partners Awarded $1.8 Million through the Treasury Department to Help Communities and Small Businesses Recover From the COVID-19 Pandemic

Grants through the Treasury’s CDFI Rapid Response Program (CDFI RRP) will provide necessary capital for CDFIs to respond to economic challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly in disinvested communities

Arlington, VA (June 15, 2021) The U.S. Department of the Treasury announced today that Capital Impact Partners was awarded $1,826,265 as part of $1.25 billion in awards to 863 Community Development Financial institutions (CDFIs) to respond to economic challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly in disinvested, yet persevering communities across the country. 

In the First Quarter of 2021, Capital Impact Partners Works to Create Impact Where Communities See Value, Foster Generational Wealth Building, and Expand Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Our Efforts to Put Communities First

Centering our commitment to community-centered value will support hard-working communities to move forward and thrive in the wake of the pandemic

Arlington, VA (June 10, 2021) – After pivoting to face the realities that 2020 laid bare, the first quarter of 2021 for Capital Impact Partners has been about expanding our work to create opportunities for hard-working communities to move onward and upward. Our communities, including communities of color and communities living with low incomes, were hard-hit by the pandemic, as many of our neighbors were already struggling with inequity and lack of opportunities before the COVID-19 pandemic started.

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Second Round of D.C. Co-op Impact Grant Supports Region’s Cooperatives

Grants support the growth of four existing and emerging cooperative businesses led by underserved entrepreneurs

Washington, D.C./Arlington, VA (June 8, 2021) — The Washington Area Community Investment Fund (Wacif) and Capital Impact Partners today announced $40,000 in grant awards to four existing and emerging cooperatively owned businesses operated by people of color and/or workers living with low wages through the D.C. Co-op Impact Grant. In its second year, the grant advances community development by encouraging the growth of quality jobs, sustainable businesses, leadership development, and asset building through an equitable cooperative model.

Capital Impact Partners Awarded $1 million to Manage the Newly Created Nourish D.C. Fund by Mayor Muriel Bowser

Funds will be used to provide technical assistance, catalytic grants, and lending products to support D.C. food businesses and create an equitable food system

Arlington, VA (May 6, 2021) – Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser awarded Capital Impact Partners $1 million to manage the newly announced Nourish D.C. Fund. This fund, part of the $5.2 million D.C. Local Equity, Access, and Preservation Funds (D.C. LEAF) program, aims to support a robust ecosystem of locally owned food businesses in District neighborhoods by investing in BIPOC-owned businesses that otherwise struggle to access capital and also promotes health equity in the city. 

Capital Impact Partners Selected Among 2021 Best Nonprofits to Work For by NonProfit Times

Organization Selected 19th Overall and 8th in the Medium-Sized Category Nationally

Arlington, VA (April 12, 2021) – Capital Impact Partners was selected as one of the 50 Best Nonprofits To Work For in 2021 by the NonProfit Times, the leading publication for nonprofit managers. In this national program, Capital Impact was 19 overall, and 8th in the medium-sized category which made up half of this year’s list. The company is one of only three Community Development Financial Institutions to make this list.

Capital Impact Partners and CDC Small Business Finance Align Operations Under One CEO to Transform how Capital Flows into Disinvested Communities and Drive Economic Empowerment

Washington, DC / San Diego, CA, March 30, 2021Capital Impact Partners and CDC Small Business Finance are uniting operations to launch a transformative new enterprise and innovate how capital and investments flow into historically disinvested communities to advance economic empowerment and equitable wealth creation.

Leveraging their 80 years of combined efforts engaging with communities and nearly $3 billion in assets, Capital Impact Partners, one of the nation’s leading Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI), and CDC Small Business Finance, the nation’s leading mission-based small business lender are now operating as one under Capital Impact’s current President and Chief Executive Officer Ellis Carr.

Capital Impact Partners’ Work Throughout 2020 Focused on Helping Communities Maintain Access to Essential Social Services Throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic, While Supporting Racial Justice and Equity for Our Communities

Ensuring that communities do not take steps back in their economic justice journey has and continues to drive our work to support disinvested communities, through new enterprises, programs, and lending initiatives

Arlington, VA (March 2, 2021) –2020 was a hard year for people nationwide and globally, especially for communities that were already struggling with inequity and lack of opportunities before the COVID-19 pandemic started. Amidst the health and economic impacts of the pandemic, racial violence and discrimination also continued unabated. As a result , communities saw companies, organizations, and jurisdictions taking initial steps toward ensuring equity and justice for Black, Indigenous, and people of color. While we are encouraged by the recognition of all sectors of society for the need for action, it must also be acknowledged that so much more remains to be done.

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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