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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

Centennial, 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) and public benefit corporation

Portland, Oregon

Key features:

• Sustainable forestry investment fund

• Purchases and manages forestlands in the Northwestern US for financial, ecological, and social returns

Ecotrust Forest Management

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

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 160+ employees

• Designs and installs solar electric systems

Namasté Solar

• Certified B-Corporation (B Impact Score = 127.2)

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

• Focuses on carbon mitigation banks, forest carbon sequestration, and targeted conservation real estate investments

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

Concord, New Hampshire

Key features:

• Mutual bank that focuses its lending on local food ecosystem

• Start-up that's pursuing B-Corp certification

Walden Mutual Bank

St. Petersburg, Florida

Key features:

• Start-up community bank that focuses on environmental sustainability

• Certified B-Corporation (pending)

Climate First Bank

Boulder, Colorado

Key features:

• Holding company for natural product brands

• Certified B-Corporation (B Impact Score = 80.1)

1908 Brands

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 = 80.2)

Portland, Oregon

Key features:

• Employee-owned cooperative with 13+ 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

New York, Nicaragua, and Argentina

Key features:

• Non-profit that serves stakeholders in North America and South America

• Invests in and provides technical assistance to employee-owned cooperatives in low-income communities

The Working World

Boston, Massachusetts

Key features:

• Managed by men of color

• Nonprofit, U.S. Treasury-certified 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 = 86.2)

Boulder, Colorado

Key features:

• Managed by a 501(c)(3) nonprofit

• Provides a new source of patient and responsive operating capital (using revenue sharing agreements) to farmers and ranchers in the USA who are seeking to transition acreage to regenerative and organic food production

Mad Agriculture

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

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

Nyack, 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

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

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)

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 = 82.6)

Tucson, Arizona

Key features:

• Employee-owned cooperative with 50+ employees

• Designs and installs solar electric systems

Technicians for Sustainability

• Certified B-Corporation (B Impact Score = 135.1)

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

• Certified B-Corp (B Impact Score = 128.0)

Aspiration

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

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, U.S. Treasury-certified 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:

• Majority owned and managed by a man of color

• 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)

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 25+ employees

• Brew pub in downtown Boston with a $15 minimum wage

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

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

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