• STORIES OF IMPACT

While lending is a primary activity at Capital Impact Partners, it is a means to an end: we use capital as a tool to effect positive change in underserved communities across the country. As a mission-driven lender, our true impact is felt when we finance projects that create jobs or provide needed services or opportunities for those most in need. We invite you to spend a few moments reading our stories of impact and learn more about the lives we have touched.

Shattering Ceilings: Three Female Leaders Making a Difference for Communities

For many years, Jane Garcia found herself to be one of the only women in the boardroom. She not only fought against this bias but became a tireless champion for immigrant communities and access to health care for all. Since 1982, Capital Impact’s success has grown across a variety of sectors through partnerships with women like Jane who have sparked positive change in their communities.

Follow the hard fought journey of Jane and her female counterparts leading social change nationwide.

Immigrant Entrepreneurs Driving Change

Independent Drivers Guild – Brooklyn, New York

Working as an Uber driver for the past eight years, Martin was hoping to make a better life for his family when he moved to the United States in 1991. As costs rose and pay decreased, he began to question whether he could continue on this path. That was when Martin and his fellow drivers began exploring the power of forming a cooperative and using their numbers to take control of their future.

Follow along as these immigrant entrepreneurs put the brakes on a predatory system.

“Partners in Detroit’s Revitalization”

Detroit, Michigan

We are honored to work with a broad range of partners, investors and government agencies that share similar missions and values in supporting Detroit’s revitalization. We invite you to learn more about many of these individuals and the great work they are doing through our video series “Partners in Detroit’s Revitalization.”

Watch our “Partners in Detroit’s Revitalization” Video Series

Building communities through equitable, affordable housing

Casamira: Detroit, MI | Woodward Willis: Washington, D.C. | Depot Community Apartments: Hayward, CA

It was a dark day in Washington, D.C. when Ronnie Jamison and his neighbors learned that their apartment building was sold, and they may be forced to leave. Working together, they turned to a local law called “TOPA” to help them remain in the neighborhood many had lived and raised kids in for decades. They just needed assistance from a buyer—and a lender.

Meet Ronnie and others applying innovative mission-driven solutions to today’s housing crisis.

Supporting Financial Inclusion for Returning Citizens

Tightshift Laboring Cooperative – Washington, D.C.

After his release from prison, Juan Reid was filled with optimism. His hopes to start fresh, however, were met with a number of hurdles, as his past record prevented him from being hired or finding a home. With the right support, fortunately, Juan founded his own business, demonstrating how new inclusive approaches can create real opportunities for returning citizens.

Follow Juan’s Journey from Incarceration to Entrepreneur

Social Impact Stars of the Lone Star State

Montessori For All | NASCO | North Texas Area Community Health Centers – Texas

As Lixi’s academic issues began impacting her self-esteem, her mother found hope at Montessori For All, a free charter school designed to attract a diverse student body. Their approach gave Lixi new skills and new confidence. Across Texas, Capital Impact is supporting organizations like Montessori that are improving access to a range of quality services.

Read more about unique social impact projects opening across Texas.

Financial Advisor Andy Loving

Impact Investing To Support Communities

Impact Investing – Kentucky

“When I tried to say I only wanted to do social investing, and not any conventional investing, they told me I’d starve. I said ‘No, I won’t.’” Years later, with clients in 25 states, financial advisor Andy Loving is thriving. In this video he talks about his work and explains why Capital Impact’s Investment Note is helping clients to earn social and financial returns.

Learn more about Andy’s investing philosophy in this video.

Older adult patient poses with daughter at hospital

Health Centers Addressing the Layered Medical Needs of Older Adults

Urban Health Plan | Hudson Headwaters – New York

As Marcelina got older, she struggled to keep her diabetes under control. After being hospitalized for diabetic complications, she was referred to Urban Health Plan’s Center for Advanced Aging conveniently located in her neighborhood. The Center is part of an innovative health movement that delivers comprehensive care to aging populations while allowing them to still live in their communities.

Meet the patients benefiting from this model of care.

Creating Equitable Access by Bringing Health Care into the Community

OLE Health – Napa Valley, California

While health centers and clinics serve millions of patients, there are still many who are unable to make it to those facilities. OLE Health is bridging that gap by taking its services on the road to meet patients where they are. The result: more equitable access to quality health care for more people.

Go Along with OLE’s team on Their Modern-Day House Calls

Changing the Older Workforce Paradigm

Peninsula Home Care Cooperative – Port Townsend, Washington

At 75, Raea never imagined she would still be serving as a home caregiver and struggling to get by on a low wage. Yet, Raea’s situation represents a growing workforce dominated by older women. Learn how one organization uses the cooperative model to change that paradigm by empowering and protecting its older staff with competitive wages and management opportunities.

Meet Raea and Her Co-op Colleagues

How One + One is Greater than Two for Underinvested Neighborhoods

Briya Public Charter School | Martha’s Table | Takoma Place Apartments – Washington, DC

As a parent, Diana has a lot to manage among her three children. Fortunately, she discovered a unique opportunity to find a good school and quality health care all in the same place. Across Washington D.C., stories like this are becoming more common as facilities bring together – or “co-locate” – important services that are vital to healthy communities.

See how Combining Multiple Services is Creating Equity in the Nation’s Capital

Helping Minority Developers Shape the Future of Their Communities

Equitable Development Initiative – Detroit, Michigan

Too often minority real estate developers are not part of shaping the future of their communities. With our new initiative, developers like Alisha, Chase and Damian are being given a unique opportunity to demonstrate how minority real estate developers can participate in Detroit’s revitalization in a way that reflects the city’s diversity.

Follow Their Journey

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