Capital for Communities Fund

United States of America

Last updated 12 May 2020, by Impactyield.

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The Capital for Communities Fund is a mechanism for helping to alleviate poverty by channeling funds from North American investors to enterprises owned by low-income Latin Americans. It emphasizes lending to small farmers, women-owned businesses, cooperatives and other enterprises of the organized poor. The aim of the credit is to provide these marginalized people an opportunity to increase their income and assets in order to rise out of poverty.

Asset class


Fund style

Not listed

Financial description

Working Capital for Community Needs offers the opportunity to participate the Capital for Communities Fund by investing in Capital for Communities Notes. Fund Notes pay a fixed return of up to 4.25% annual simple interest according to the size and term of the Note.
Our average portfolio is consistently over $11 million and we actively deploy 100% of investor funds and deploy above 85% of our total assets.

32 years

of track record


the year funded

20,000,000 USD


SDG goals

SDG targets

Equal rights to ownership basic services technology and economic resources

Full employment and decent work with equal pay

Increase access to financial services and markets

Key performance indicators

Fund overview

Asset manager: Working Capital for Community Needs

Product track record: Fund has 32 years of track record

Target IRR: n.a.

Committed Capital: n.a.

Target return category: Below risk-adjusted market-rate of return

Fund domicile:

Product status:


Inception year: 1991

Vintage year: 1991

Target region: , , ,

Target close date: n.a.

Product term: n.a.

Assets under management: 20,000,000 USD (US Dollar)

Investment size: Min: 50,000; Max: 1,000,000; Avg: 362,000

Co-investment policy: ,

Currency of investments:

Currency for fund / product figures:

Fund investments to date: 182

Fund investments to date exited or repaid: 146

Management fee: n.a.

Carried interest: n.a.

Hurdle rate: n.a.

GIIN Investors' Council Investment: No

Limited Partners / Investors: n.a.

Limited Partner / Investor Type: Family Office, Other Institutional Investors, Retail Investors


E-mail: n.a.


Phone number: 608-257-7230

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Jeanne Duffy

Director of Operations

Nancy Metzger

Executive Director

Impact Performance


Impact thesis

The Capital for Communities Fund addresses root causes of poverty and social injustice by providing low-income Latin Americans with access to capital that they can use to gain control over their own lives and communities. By building upon community-based institutions, the Fund promotes and strengthens communities' control over their economic fate. The Fund also functions as a means for connecting everyday people in the U.S. with microcredit borrowers in Latin America by accepting investments in Capital for Communities Fund Notes for as little as $1,000.

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