Blog Post
Oct28

Enterprise Launches Early Learning Facilities Fund in Washington 

Enterprise's Pacific Northwest market, Craft3 and Washington Community Reinvestment Association (WCRA) are launching an Early Learning Facilities Fund to support facility predevelopment, to create and develop early learning centers and to update facilities and equipment.
Blog Post
Oct25

New Generation Fund Invests $155 Million for Los Angeles Affordable Homes

Ten years ago, a public-private partnership made up of Enterprise, the Los Angeles Housing + Community Investment Department and a multi-bank coalition responded to the need for flexible capital in a tightening market.
Blog Post
Oct26

Inaugural Solarthon Benefits Affordable Homes in Maryland

Sun Crest Heights received a complete makeover via the inaugural Solarthon, a solar installation block party and fundraiser. Enterprise Community Loan Fund provided a $4.1 million loan to preserve the affordability of Sun Crest’s 44 homes. The loan was part of Our Region, Your Investment, a local impact investing initiative.
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Blog Post
Jul07

Jobs: Union Collective Brings Baltimore’s Growing Businesses Under One Roof

When the co-founders of Baltimore-based UNION Brewing set out to find the perfect space to grow their operations, they realized that many other like-minded local entrepreneurs were also looking for a place to expand their businesses.
Blog Post
Jul05

Policy Initiatives to Unlock Private Capital for Social Good

As the buzz around impact investing grew over the past decade, multiple initiatives and collaboratives emerged to examine how government could play a role in unlocking private capital for social good. Groups like the U.S. National Advisory Board on Impact Investing (NAB), the Accelerating Impact Investing Initiative (AI3), and US SIF have engaged in policy research and advocacy efforts to encourage federal action in support of impact investing.
Blog Post
Jul05

Scanning the Field: Emerging Efforts to Capture Impact Capital

The CDFI industry was built upon a rich history of self-reliance and determination. Since the 1800s, Americans overlooked by traditional financial institutions have organized to empower themselves and their communities through different variations of peer lending networks. Modern-day impact investing is a derivation of this model—people and companies looking for opportunities to lift up the places and causes they care about.
Blog Post
Jul03

Demystifying Impact Investing and Seeing its Potential

The accepted definition of impact investing is rooted in intentionality. Every investment you make generates an impact, but the test is whether that impact is aligned with your core values. Impact investors are not a different class of investors. They are simply people and organizations who support the notion of blended value—the idea that investing to pursue social and environmental goals does not need to be decoupled from profit-making.
Blog Post
Mar17

Extreme Cuts to Housing and Community Development Programs in Skinny Budget

President Trump’s Administration released a FY 2018 budget outline, or “skinny budget,” that proposes extreme cuts to housing and community development programs at HUD, Treasury, and USDA.
Blog Post
Jan11

Enterprise Supports Honor Capital's Newest Save-A-Lot Store

Enterprise Community Loan Fund leveraged a Healthy Food Financing Initiative award from the CDFI Fund to invest in Honor Capital’s efforts to fight food deserts. Honor Capital was formed by five Naval Academy classmates who, after serving overseas, returned home wanting to remain part of something larger than themselves.
Blog Post
Dec19

Kresge Investment Supports Our Efforts to Accelerate Jefferson-Chalmers Revitalization

Enterprise Community Loan Fund is making a 10-year commitment to accelerate and expand the revitalization of Jefferson-Chalmers. Our commitment is seeded by The Kresge Foundation, which just announced a $3 million investment in this vital work as part of the first round of its new Kresge Community Finance initiative. In the coming years, Loan Fund will continue to engage socially-motivated community members and businesses to collectively invest in the equitable revitalization of this community.
Blog Post
Dec14

Fighting Food Deserts with Veteran-Owned Honor Capital

Enterprise Community Loan Fund (Enterprise) is leveraging a Healthy Food Financing Initiative award from the CDFI Fund to invest in Honor Capital’s efforts to fight food deserts. Honor Capital was formed by five Naval Academy classmates who, after serving overseas, returned home wanting to remain part of something larger than themselves.
Blog Post
Nov16

Investment in Health and Homes Yields Stronger Communities

Health and housing are inextricably linked in their impact on our everyday lives. They are both critical in lifting low-income people out of poverty, as our new Social Return on Investment report highlights. Without a stable home, securing even basic health care is a significant struggle.
Blog Post
Oct25

Enterprise Releases New Issue Brief on Tax Incentives for Impact Investments through CDFIs

Today Enterprise Community Partners and the Accelerating Impact Investing Initiative (AI3) released a new issue brief on tax incentives for impact investments through Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs). CDFIs are private government-certified financial institutions that serve individuals, businesses and communities that tend to be overlooked by the conventional financial system.
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