Community Impact

Impact Investing

A new way to

invest

in our community.

When our community’s challenges and opportunities out-pace available resources, we need to grow the common good in uncommon ways.

Impact investing is a revolving fund that uses charitable assets to make catalytic investments in projects and business opportunities that produce social benefits and achieve a financial return. Those returns are recycled and reinvested in new opportunities over time to make a difference today, and for generations to come.

GB Community Mural (2)

Community mural by Zane Statz and Spencer Young.

Catalyzing

solutions

We anticipate making larger investments of up to $300,000 to catalyze projects, likely through debt capital with accommodated terms. Our partner, Forward Community Investments, a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), lends their expertise and provides administrative infrastructure for this work.

Our pilot investments will fund projects focused on one of these four critical areas:

Affordable Housing

Ensuring all members of our community have safe, stable housing.

Economic Opportunities / Economic Stability

Supporting opportunities for small minority owned businesses that foster growth and self-sufficiency, and supports workforce challenges such as unemployment, skills, affordable childcare, and transportation.

Education

Providing high quality education and vocational opportunities, so all people can succeed.

Healthcare

Delivering high quality care to all members of our community by expanding availability and increasing cultural competencies among providers.

Together, we grow the greater 

good

We’re excited to explore this new opportunity together.

For more information or to submit a proposal, please visit the Forward Community Investments website.

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