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JUNE 2, 2021

Transformative 25 Funds – Creative Financing Integrated Capital Webinar:  join fund managers Lolita Nunn of Fair Food Network, Jeff Batton of Homestake Venture Partners, David Lynn of Mission Driven Finance, Janice St. Onge of Flexible Capital Fund, and Blake Jones of Kachuwa Impact Fund for a lively discussion about creative financing strategies. Moderated by Esther Park, CEO of Cienega Capital and team member with the #NoRegrets Initiative, this Transformative 25 interactive webinar will cover: (1) what are creative financing strategies they find effective and why, (2) what investors need to know about funds using creative financing, and (3) strategies for growing this work. Register here for this webinar on Wednesday, June 2nd at 11:00am PST (75 minutes) to learn how these funds are leveraging their knowledge, community networks and partnerships to make finance available in, for and by communities and businesses.

MAY 3, 2021

Kachuwa Impact Fund proudly co-hosts the second annual 2021 Founders of Color Showcase to provide visibility to impact companies across the country with founders of color and to provide a syndication platform for them to raise capital. Unfortunately, less than 5% of venture capital in the USA goes to companies with female and BIPOC CEOs, but we believe that we can work together with a wide range of stakeholders to help change this. We are looking for like-minded company champions, sponsors, and investors that share our investment thesis of investing in underrepresented entrepreneurs that are driving social impact.

APRIL 13, 2021

The 12 semi-finalists have been announced for the 2021 Founders of Color Showcase, proudly co-hosted by Kachuwa Impact Fund and Next Wave Impact.

MARCH 16, 2021

Fellow cooperative member Laura Oldanie interviews Blake Jones with a focus on how and why Kachuwa Impact Fund got started including its guiding investment thesis.

MARCH 4, 2021

Fellow cooperative member Felipe Witchger conducted this video interview of Blake Jones about Kachuwa Impact Fund and topics such as:  its different asset classes; how its impact real estate projects work; how Kachuwa’s members can engage with the cooperative, how to support companies converting to employee-ownership (and how to grow a healthy “eco-system” of technical and financial resources to support more of them); how Kachuwa is proactively increasing its investments in impact companies that are majority owned and led by women and people of color; and other topics.

FEBRUARY 22, 2021

The nonprofit, Impact Assets has named Kachuwa Impact Fund to its 2021 ImpactAssets 50 as an "Emerging Impact Manager” which recognizes a diverse group of impact fund managers for their demonstrated potential to create positive impact.

FEBRUARY 15, 2021

The advisory firm, Integrated Capital Investing has named Kachuwa Impact Fund to The Transformative 25—a list of 25 funds transforming finance for people and planet and that meet three of the following four criteria.

  • Employ integrated capital to reach those unable to access finance

  • Engage with creative finance structures for shared prosperity

  • Focus on social, relational, and ecological returns

  • Reshape ownership and governance for shared prosperity

JANUARY 28, 2021

Blake Jones from Kachuwa Impact Fund is presenting to The Next Egg about investment cooperatives and what makes them different from conventional investment structures. The Next Egg creates resources, builds communities, and shares tools so that people can move their retirement savings out of Wall Street and into their local communities. These tools include self-directed IRAs, solo 401(k)s, and employee-directed 401(k)s.