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PRI Intermediaries

CEI provides financing and technical assistance to small and medium-sized businesses, natural resource-based industries including the farm, fish and forest sectors, community facilities, renewable energy, commercial real estate and affordable housing. CEI serves communities in Maine, New England, and rural regions throughout the U.S. Our development philosophy and theory of change combine the market interventions of finance, development services and policy to benefit economy, social equity, and environment, the "triple bottom line” of return on investment.

Contact Fund is a private community investment fund that sells 6- and 12-month investment notes to accredited investors. Contact Fund in turn lends that money to high impact community development organizations in New York City. Founded in 2005, Contact Fund has grown to $3.5M in AUM from 38 individual investors and has made loans to 14 New York City-based community development organizations.

Ecotrust'smission is to inspire fresh thinking that creates economic opportunity, social equity and environmental wellbeing. Our goal is to foster a natural model of development that creates more resilient communities, economies, and ecosystems here and around the world. Ecotrust is a growing constellation of public, private, for-profit and nonprofit organizations to inspire change in the Pacific Northwest and around the world. We work as an incubator for social enterprise and are designed to identify and test deep innovation and we utilize capital as a vehicle for investing in promising innovations both to prove concepts and to scale them.

Native Home Capital is a tax-exempt not-for-profit, certified Native Community Development Financial Institution incorporated in 2005. We were established to improve access by tribes to housing and community development financing resources. Our work is consistent with the intent of the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act of 1996 (NAHASDA). We offer services and financing to tribes and developers for on- and off-reservation affordable housing and community facilities. Our work has resulted in the deployment of approximately $3MM to support completion of over 100 units primarily benefitting Native Americans. We invite you to contact us to discuss your housing or community development projects and how we might work together to bridge the capital divide.

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RSF Social Financehas successfully supported social enterprises with debt capital for the past 30 years. To complement its Social Investment Fund, RSF launched the Food & Agriculture PRI Fund to help small foundations enter the PRI marketplace and to fill a gap by providing much needed financing to organizations working to build sustainable, regional and just food systems. The PRI Fund is specifically focused on building regional infrastructure with the majority of loans going to organizations working in aggregation, distribution and processing.

Root Capital is a nonprofit social investment fund that grows rural prosperity in poor, environmentally vulnerable places in Africa and Latin America by lending capital, delivering financial training, and strengthening market connections for small and growing agricultural businesses.

Self-Help and its financing affiliates, Self-Help Credit Union, Self-Help Federal Credit Union and Self-Help Ventures Fund, comprise one of the nation's leading community development financial institutions with over $1 billion in assets. A family of nonprofit organizations, Self-Help's mission is to create ownership and economic opportunities for all, especially minorities, women, rural residents, and low-wealth families. The funds that support our work come from deposits, grants, PRIs, and other investments made by individuals, foundations, and institutions across the U.S. Since 1980, Self-Help has extended over $6 billion to strengthen communities by financing nonprofits, childcare centers, green businesses, community health facilities, public charter schools and residential and commercial real estate projects. Self-Help now manages 35 credit union branches throughout North Carolina and California that provide responsible financial services to individuals and families. Self-Help’s research and policy affiliate, The Center for Responsible Lending, builds upon Self-Help’s ethical lending expertise to fight abusive financial practices in D.C., and in partnership with state-based coalitions nationwide.