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  • BE A CATALYST FOR YOUR COMMUNITY WITH CAPITAL IMPACT

Are You Ready to Make a Bigger Impact with Your Work?

You have come to the right place. Since 1982, Capital Impact Partners has served as a trusted partner to entrepreneurs, co-ops, real estate developers of color, Community Development Financial Institutions, and other changemakers looking to build more opportunities for themselves and the communities they serve. We have designed our programs and services to break down traditional barriers to success that disinvested communities face and provide the resources, support, and networks you need to succeed.

Start, Build, and Grow with Capital Impact

Whether you are looking to start a new career path or take your community project to the next level, Capital Impact is here to support your goals. Our programs help people and organizations create community-based solutions that fuel our individual and collective success. With Capital Impact, you can:

Hone your skills through training

Build a network of like-minded peers

Get access to experts and mentors

Explore pathways to funding

Learn about best practices and tools to grow your business

The Places We Serve

Fueling economic growth and opportunities in our communities

We have learned a lot over the past three decades about fueling equitable growth and opportunities in our communities. That is why we work to foster deep connections with communities by taking a place-based approach to economic development that centers our work around the people and places we serve. We start by listening to our communities, then co-create programs, services, and products tailored to meet each community’s needs. The result? Capital Impact’s investments, relationships, and programs leave a positive, lasting impact for generations to come.

Explore Our Programs

You have the power to start building a better future for yourself and your community. All you need are the right resources, support network, expert guidance, and opportunities to make it happen. Our programs will broaden your perspective on what is possible and open doors to community collaborations. You can feel confident investing your time and energy in our programs, knowing that you will be working with a group of people with a long-standing reputation of excellence rooted in social and economic justice. 


Feel free to explore our growing list of programs at the intersection of social change and financial impact below, and reach out to us if you have any questions. 

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Real People, Real Impact

“In addition to creating ‘developers,’ Capital Impact’s EDI program has created people who are more knowledgeable within the real estate space. The program has taken an underrepresented population and taught them how real estate development works, how capital works, how equity works, and how wealth works. The EDI program has brought different voices to the table.”

Cliff Brown, managing partner, Woodborn Partners and EDI program mentor

“ChiFresh planned to serve meals to after-school and summer programs, but as we launched in the midst of this crisis, we pivoted to meet the immediate needs facing our communities. This [Co-op Innovation Award] grant allows us to partner with our fellow Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC)-owned worker cooperative farms and food operators to address COVID-related food insecurity. With Capital Impact’s support, we can use this moment to build up the infrastructure for cooperatives to play a larger role in our local food ecosystem long-term.”

Camille Kerr, ChiFresh Kitchen co-founder and worker-owner

“The food industry provides a path to jobs and entrepreneurship for many people. EatsPlace is excited to be working with Capital Impact Partners to provide technical and financial assistance to this hard-hit industry.”

Katy Chang, chef and founder of EatsPlace

Let’s Go Further, Together

Building a more just and equitable future for all starts by investing in people and our communities. We work shoulder-to-shoulder with exceptional organizations to invest resources, convene leaders, provide technical assistance, support capacity building, and share our decades of community development experience and financial acumen.

If you’re interested in becoming a partner or investor in one of our programs, 

please reach out to us. We would love to hear from you.

Stories of Impact

Cooperative Efforts Driving Immigrant Entrepreneurs

Watch as members of the International Drivers Guild describe the pain points they faced as app-based drivers and their innovative solution to form a cooperative to improve their future.

Learn How These Drivers Are Building the Future They Want

Health Centers Addressing the Layered Medical Needs of Older Adults

As Iona lost her eyesight and ability to do daily tasks, she sunk into depression. With their focus on a model of care tailored to older adults, the team at Hudson Headwaters was able to provide her with both physical and mental health care.

Read How Hudson Headwaters Is Transforming Person-centered Health for Its Community

Helping Minority Developers Shape the Future of Their Communities

Learn how Capital Impact is working to empower Detroiters who identify as racial or ethnic minorities so they can take part in the investment and revitalization activity happening throughout the city.

Supporting Real Estate Developers of Color to Revitalize Their Communities

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