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Impact Company Investments

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Impact Company Investments

Kansas City, Missouri

Key features:

• Renewable energy power producer.

• Acquires, constructs, and operates solar, wind, and biomass power plants throughout North America

Greenback Renewable Energy

Englewood, Colorado

Key features:

• Clean Energy Credit Union is a not-for-profit cooperative that’s led by a woman of color.

• “Loan participation” investment in multiple, diversified portfolios of consumer loans that helped homeowners throughout the USA to finance their clean energy projects such as residential solar electric systems and geothermal heat pump systems.

Clean Energy Credit Union

Evanston, Illinois

Key features:

• Organic farmland real estate investment trust (REIT).

• Purchases and converts farmland for organic agriculture.

Iroquois Valley Farmland REIT

• Certified B-Corporation (B Impact Score = 135.2).

Portland, Oregon

Key features:

• Sustainable forestry investment fund that purchases and manages forestlands in the Northwestern US for financial, ecological, and social returns.

• Fund management firm is majority women-owned and led.

Ecotrust Forest Management

• Certified B-Corporation (B Impact Score = 136.2).

Boulder, Colorado

Key features:

• Provides loans to farmers and ranchers throughout the U.S. to transition acreage to organic and regenerative production (which will in turn provide them with increased income relative to conventional production).

Mad Agriculture

West Bridgewater, Massachusetts

Key features:

• Employee-owned cooperative with 150+ employees.

• Sells fair trade coffee and chocolate from small farmers in developing countries.

Equal Exchange

Boulder/Denver, Colorado

Key features:

• Employee-owned cooperative with 220+ employees.

• Designs and installs solar electric systems.

Namasté Solar

• Certified B-Corporation (B Impact Score = 123.5).

Durham, North Carolina

Key features:

• Impact venture capital funds that invest solely in impact companies.

• Certified B-Corporation (B Impact Score = 87.7).

SJF Ventures

Seattle, Washington

Key features:

• Net-zero energy home construction fund.

• Builds infill net-zero energy homes in urban Seattle and Portland.

Green Canopy

New York, New York

Key features:

• Venture capital fund that invests solely in women and people of color founders.

• Fund management firm is majority owned and managed by people of color.

Harlem Capital Ventures

Hanover, New Hampshire

Key features:

• Fund that invests in conservation assets and focuses on carbon mitigation banks, forest carbon sequestration, and targeted conservation real estate investments.

• Fund management firm is 100% employee-owned.

The Lyme Timber Company

Canada and The Netherlands

Key features:

• Private equity firm that invests in impact companies in developing countries.

• Certified B-Corp (B Impact Score = 139).

Sarona

San Francisco, California

Key features:

• Impact venture capital fund that invests solely in women-led companies.

• Fund management firm is a women-led, wholly owned subsidiary of a
501(c)(3) non-profit.

Astia Fund I

Maryland

Key features:

• Fund managed by a 501(c)(3) non-profit, Calvert Impact.

• Finances sustainability upgrades for commercial buildings (e.g. renewable energy and energy efficiency upgrades) via commercial property-assessed clean energy (“CPACE”) bonds.

Calvert's Cut Carbon Notes

Denver, Colorado

Key features:

• Fund that’s led by a Black woman.

• Provides up to $40,000 in down-payment assistance to first-time Black homebuyers in Colorado to help build generational wealth.

Dearfield Fund for Black Wealth

Wallington, New Jersey

Key features:

• Majority owned and managed by women.

• Produces plant-based and allergen-friendly falafel and dips from chickpeas and aquafaba.

Fabilish

Concord, New Hampshire

Key features:

• Mutual bank that focuses its lending on local food ecosystem.

• Certified B-Corporation (B Impact Score = 108.2).

Walden Mutual Bank

St. Petersburg, Florida

Key features:

• Start-up community bank that focuses on environmental sustainability

• Certified B-Corporation (B Impact Score = 98.6).

Climate First Bank

Tampa, Florida

Key features:

• Majority owned and managed by a woman of color.

• Works with businesses and utilities to be more energy efficient by improving building energy performance and grid optimization.

COI Energy Services

Santa Fe, New Mexico

Key features:

• Arts and entertainment group comprised of 200+ artists.

• Creates immersive, interactive experiences to transport audiences of all ages into fantastic realms of story and exploration.

Meow Wolf

• Certified B-Corporation (B Impact Score = 110.3).

Portland, Oregon

Key features:

• Employee-owned cooperative with 16+ employees.

• Certified B-Corporation (B Impact Score = 102.4).

PixelSpoke

La Farge, Wisconsin

Key features:

• Farmer-owned cooperative comprised of 2,000+ family farms and 900+ employees.

• Sells organic food nationwide on behalf of its farmer-owners.

Organic Valley

Washington, D.C.

Key features:

• Mezzanine debt private equity fund that helps companies with significant workforces of color convert into 100% employee-owned businesses.

• Fund management firm is majority owned and managed by people of color.

Apis & Heritage Legacy Fund I

Portland, Oregon

Key features:

• National organic food distributor owned by a Perpetual Purpose Trust with 220+ employees.

• Distributes organic food throughout the Northwest U.S.

Organically Grown Company

Saint Paul, Minnesota

Key features:

• 45-year-old cooperative that’s woman-led.

• Community Development Financial Institution (“CDFI”) that provides loans to cooperatives throughout the U.S. with a focus on those with low-income and BIPOC members.

Shared Capital Cooperative

Watertown, Massachusetts

Key features:

• 48-year-old Community Development Financial Institution (“CDFI”) that provides loans to cooperatives, employee-owned businesses, and nonprofits in the Northeastern U.S.

Cooperative Fund of the Northeast ("CFNE")

Boston, Massachusetts

Key features:

• Managed by men of color.

• Nonprofit, Community Development Financial Institution ("CDFI").

Local Enterprise Assistance Fund (LEAF)

• Provides loans to community-owned natural food cooperatives, low-income cooperative housing developments, and employee-owned companies and other community-based businesses and social enterprises

Berkeley, California

Key features:

• Founded and managed by a woman.

• Sources high quality cacao for chocolate makers globally with a “radically transparent” supply chain.

Uncommon Cacao

• Certified B-Corporation (B Impact Score = 108.5).

San Francisco, California

Key features:

• Organic farmland real estate investment trust (REIT).

• Purchases and converts farmland for organic agriculture.

Farmland LP

• Certified B-Corporation (B Impact Score = 111.4).

Baltimore, Maryland

Key features:

• Majority owned and managed by women.

• Manufactures medical devices primarily for markets in emerging economies. Their leading product is Hemafuse, a handheld autotransfusion device that addresses chronic blood shortages globally by enabling clinicians to salvage, filter, and recycle blood from patients during surgery.

Sisu Global Health

New York, New York

Key features:

• Impact venture capital fund that invests solely in tech companies that are founded or led by women of color (“WOC”).

• Fund management firm is majority owned and managed by women of color.

WOCstar Fund

• Certified B-Corporation (B Impact Score = 81.8).

Palo Alto, California

Key features:

• Impact venture capital fund that invests solely in construction tech companies that aim to address the global housing gap.

• Fund management firm is majority owned and managed by women of color.

Hometeam Ventures Fund

Newton, Massachusetts

Key features:

• Majority owned and managed by a woman of color.

• Technology platform that matches home healthcare providers and families seeking senior care solutions.

MeetCaregivers

Encinitas, California

Key features:

• Majority owned and managed by a woman.

• Manufacturer of sustainable packaging options for personal care products using curbside-recyclable aluminum options in lieu of hard-to-recycle plastic.

Verity Sustainable Packaging

Denver, Colorado

Key features:

• Non-profit social enterprise that works with women in Guatemala.

• Provides micro loans, education, and health services primarily to indigenous women in rural areas where the rate of poverty in Guatemala is the highest.

Friendship Bridge

• Women-led

New York, New York

Key features:

• Majority owned and managed by women.

• Rescues food waste and processes it into shelf-stable healthy vegetable stocks and concentrates.

Matriark Foods

Alameda, California

Key features:

• Crowdfunding platform that focuses on raising values-aligned capital for entrepreneurs from underserved demographics (e.g. women and people of color).

• 100% woman owned and managed.

Crowdfund Mainstreet

• Public Benefit Corporation (B-Corporation certification pending)

San Luis Obispo, California

Key features:

• Majority owned and managed by a woman.

• Manufactures medical devices to improve the lives of people with Parkinson's.

De Oro Devices

Renton, Washington

Key features:

• Majority owned and led by a Black man.

• Community Development Financial Institution (“CDFI”) that provides loans and revenue sharing agreements to Black-owned and -led businesses in Washington state.

Denkyem

Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania

Key features:

• Fund that invests in innovative enterprises working to alleviate the suffering caused by the U.S. criminal justice system.

De-Carceration Fund

Brooklyn, New York

Key features:

• Majority-owned and led by a woman of color.

• Manufactures medical devices to improve the lives of people with kidney failure by making home dialysis safer and more accessible.

Relavo

West Newton, Massachusetts

Key features:

• Offers an impact investing platform that facilitates financial and philanthropic institutions, along with their clients, to make more custodian-held investments in private impact companies.

Capshift

El Cerrito, California

Key features:

• Majority owned and managed by a woman.

• Makes vegan, organic, plant-based, "Adda Veggie" meal starters.

Down to Cook

Boulder, Colorado

Key features:

• Independently owned craft brewery with 25+ employees.

• Co-owner of one of Kachuwa’s subsidiaries and commercial properties.

Upslope Brewing Company

• Certified B-Corp (B Impact Score = 86.9)

Durham, North Carolina

Key features:

• Woman-managed regional organic food distributor.

• Distributes organic food throughout the Southwest U.S.

Eastern Carolina Organics

• Certified B-Corporation (B Impact Score = 85.5).

Marina del Ray, California

Key features:

• Offers banking, investment, and insurance options that are screened to avoid fossil fuels, private prisons, and guns.

Aspiration

Kansas City, Missouri

Key features:

• Majority owned and managed by people of color.

• Adaptive learning platform that offers interactive math games designed specifically for kids.

Boddle

La Junta, Colorado

Key features:

• Majority owned and managed by a woman.

• Utilizes drones, AI-enabled software, and 3D-printed robots to provide a variety of services that improve the efficiency of agricultural operations.

Barn Owl Precision Agriculture

Oakland, California

Key features:

• Majority owned and managed by a woman.

• Makes organic and vegan cookies.

Empowered Cookie

North Carolina

Key features:

• Majority owned and managed by women.

• A social impact lending platform whose mission is to support and fuel the growth of women- and minority-owned businesses.

Jade Lending

New York, New York

Key features:

• Majority owned and managed by people of color.

• Operates a clinical grade Real-World Evidence (RWE) technology platform for the autoimmune disease (AID) industry.

DrugViu

San Francisco, California

Key features:

• 501(c)(3) non-profit impact venture capital fund based in California.

• Invests in start-up impact companies owned by women and people of color, and provides technical support to help them grow and become certified B-Corporations.

Force for Good Fund

Providence, Rhode Island

Key features:

• Nonprofit, Community Development Financial Institution ("CDFI").

• Provides small-dollar personal loans and one-on-one financial & health coaching to tackle poverty, foster upward mobility, and reshape the predatory loan industry

Capital Good Fund

Brooklyn, New York

Key features:

• Founded and managed by a Black man.

• Offers energy efficient, air source heat pump systems to multifamily building owners for no money down.

BlocPower

Boulder, Colorado

Key features:

• Print and digital media company.

• Majority-owned and managed by women.

Conscious Company Magazine

• Publishes a magazine focused solely on sustainable business

• Certified B-Corporation (B Impact Score = 166.5)

Baltimore, Maryland

Key features:

• Majority owned and managed by a woman of color.

• Provides mental healthcare to children and families on Medicaid by utilizing a subscription-based
online platform to connect clients with licensed healthcare professionals.

YouMe Health Care

North Vassalboro, Maine

Key features:

• Employee-owned cooperative with 12+ employees.

• Distributes organic food that’s grown on small, local farms.

Crown O' Maine Organic Cooperative

Cashton, Wisconsin

Key features:

• Multi-stakeholder cooperative owned by employees, farmers, customers, investors, and vendors

• Produces and sells maple syrup products harvested on small, local farms

Maple Valley Cooperative

Washington, DC

Key features:

• Member-owned purchasing cooperative.

• Helps schools, churches, and other mission-oriented property owners reduce their expenses related to purchasing solar electricity, waste hauling, payroll, maintenance, and many other services.

Community Purchasing Alliance Cooperative

Boston, Massachusetts

Key features:

• Employee-owned cooperative with 15+ employees.

• Brew pub in downtown Boston.

Democracy Brewing

New York, New York

Key features:

• Driver-owned, ride-hailing cooperative that aims to provide gig drivers and ride-hailers a better option than Uber and Lyft.

• Racial- and gender-diverse leadership team.

The Driver's Cooperative

Hayward, California

Key features:

• Owned and managed by a woman of color.

• Produces non-diary, plant-based foods.

Kubé Nice Cream

Biddeford, Maine

Key features:

• Employee-owned cooperative managed by two women co-founders.

• Provides organic, plant-based tempeh that is high in protein, locally made, and friendly to the earth, human health, and animals.

Tootie’s Tempeh

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