The Arizona Community Foundation’s Community Impact Loan Fund is a new charitable vehicle that works alongside conventional grantmaking toward dual goals: producing measurable social impact and building re-usable resources for the future.
Working in concert with experienced partners and resources, this multi-million dollar pool produces a capital solution more robust than a regular grant can deliver. The Community Impact Loan Fund makes investments in nonprofit community projects—typically in the form of loans, debt, loan guarantees and other familiar market instruments—often at or below market rates. The investments help nonprofits achieve scale and expand successful programs. As loans are repaid, funds become available for use with other projects, creating a continual recycling of charitable capital.