Our history is rooted in the corporate responsibility movement of the 1970s. Using their corporate investments, religious institutions pressured companies to provide better working conditions or disinvest in Apartheid South Africa. These institutions also aimed to use a portion of their retirement and other investments to encourage access to capital for credit-starved low-income communities in the United States and to proactively support community organizations whose values resonated with their own.
Our vision is a world where low-income people have the means to support themselves and their families in dignity.
Our mission is to advance economic justice and opportunity for low–income people and communities.
We were created as a vehicle to allow socially conscious investors to put their money to work serving communities left out of the economic mainstream. We move our economy forward by financing community development and encouraging community engagement.