Welcome to the launch of the Impact Capital Newsletter and blog. We will use these channels to tell you about the great work happening in communities throughout our service territory of Washington State and the Portland metropolitan area. We invite you to subscribe to our newsletter by email.
As you may (or may not) know, Impact Capital is a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) that supports nonprofit community building organizations. In September we were the proud recipient of a $900,000 CDFI Program Award, which will allow us to bring a new focus as well as new capital to the aging stock of affordable housing units in our service territory. And, as community development has everything to do with partnership, we want to salute some of our great community partners like Craft3, HomeSight, CASA of Oregon, and the Office of Rural and Farmworker Housing who were also awardees this year. For a complete list of awardees (including other important Impact Capital partners), take a look at the full 2015 CDFI Program Award Book (PDF).
In other news, we have a new website up and running (finally!), and are also very busy formulating a new strategic plan. I look forward to fruitful conversations with many of you throughout this planning process, and thanks to those of you with whom I’ve already spoken!
Judith Olsen, President