COMMUNITY INVESTMENT FUNDS

Welcome to our resource area for community organizers — nonprofit leaders, economic development professionals, and government officials — and those looking to create aggregated pools of capital for local investing. Here, you will find a series of how-to guides and other resources that support you in catalyzing citizen-led investments into local small businesses.
The Case for Community Investment Funds

The Case for Community Investment Funds

The Case for Community Investment Funds The following is an excerpt from “Community Investment Funds: A How-To Guide for Building Local Wealth, Equity, and Justice,” a joint project of the National Coalition for Community Capital and Solidago Foundation. The handbook...

Steps to Create a Community Investment Fund

Steps to Create a Community Investment Fund

Steps to Create a Community Investment Fund The following is an excerpt from “Community Investment Funds: A How-To Guide for Building Local Wealth, Equity, and Justice,” a joint project of the National Coalition for Community Capital and Solidago Foundation. The...

Determining the Optimal Legal Structure for Your Fund

Determining the Optimal Legal Structure for Your Fund

Determining the Optimal Legal Structure for Your Fund The following is an excerpt from “Community Investment Funds: A How-To Guide for Building Local Wealth, Equity, and Justice,” a joint project of the National Coalition for Community Capital and Solidago Foundation....