Calvert Impact Capital secures $10 million for Community Housing Capital

Community Housing Capital is a Georgia-based lender for community development financial institutions working in affordable housing. CHC is partnering with Calvert Impact Capital to raise a $15 million credit facility to support affordable housing. Calvert has so far raised $10 million for the facility through its debt syndication business, which Calvert launched last year to

Impact investors rally £1.9 million for London cinema

Inclusive Economy “We see a real positive role that financially self-sustaining socially-minded arts organisations can play,” says Big Issue Invest’s James Salmon PC: hackneyartscentre Big Issue Invest, The Arts Impact Fund and Triodos Bank are allocating two-thirds of the funds needed to convert an old cinema in East London into a community theater and music venue. The

Quad Learning raises $4.8 million to help students get four-year degrees

The Washington, D.C.-based education venture helps two-year degree students transfer into four-year programs through its American Honors network of community colleges. Quad Learning’s Phil Bronner started the company in 2012 so students could pursue four-year degrees more affordably by starting in lower-cost community colleges. It has four community college partners in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York

New Zealand’s first domestic impact fund reaches first close

Inclusive Economy The Impact Enterprise Fund claims to be the first domestically-focused impact fund in New Zealand PC: New Ground Capital The Impact Enterprise Fund, a partnership between Ākina Foundation, New Ground Capital and Impact Ventures, has raised NZ$8 million ($5.8 million) to invest in local startups tackling issues in sustainable food production, agriculture, healthcare, clean energy,

Rural revival, financial products for underserved populations and low-carbon solutions…

Greetings, ImpactAlpha readers! #Featured: Impact Voices Rural Arkansas powers an entrepreneurial revival on camelina and biofuels. De Witt, Arkansas, population 3,292, is similar to, and different from, many towns in southeast Arkansas, and across this country. Like many other places, it declined with the closure of local factories. Unlike many others, it is reviving itself with

Rural Arkansas powers an entrepreneurial revival on camelina and biofuels

Impact Voices is an occasional series sharing the opinions of impact investing practitioners and leaders with ImpactAlpha readers. The views expressed in Impact Voices are the writers’ own, not ImpactAlpha’s. By Amy Hartzler, BALLE “Y’all lost?” The first words to welcome us to De Witt said so much, offered by an older gentleman as our

Bryce Butler: Quarterbacking capital into Louisville’s neighborhood economies

New Revivalists is a series from ImpactAlpha and Village Capital profiling the people, places and policies reviving entrepreneurship — and the American Dream. New Revivalist: Bryce ButlerPlace: Louisville, KentuckyMission: Access Ventures is trying to build a more inclusive Louisville economy by helping the region’s small-business entrepreneurs get the right type of capital at the right time.Follow: @brycebutler Bryce