These recent impact investments highlight our commitments to advancing equity and investing in our region. For more impact investments, see our database.
Community Investment Management's Enterprise Loan Fund provides financing to small businesses in the U.S. via technology-enabled marketplace lending platforms, filling the gap left by traditional lenders that have reduced their small business lending activity.
Dakota Resources, based in South Dakota, works to build the leadership and financial capacity of rural communities to solve problems. Our funds will be used for loans to community partners who execute on community-driven projects, primarily in rural South Dakota.
Entrepreneur Fund, a Duluth, Minnesota-based organization, provides grants, loans and technical assistance to small businesses. Our funds will be used exclusively for loans to small businesses in Northeast Minnesota.
Four Bands Community Fund is based on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation in South Dakota. Its mission is to create economic opportunity by helping people build strong and sustainable small businesses and increase their financial capability to create assets and wealth.
Granite Partners is an evergreen fund formed to keep Greater Minnesota businesses locally owned for the long term.
GROW South Dakota, based in Sisseton, South Dakota, is a statewide nonprofit organization that provides programs and loan products to advance housing, community and economic development. Our funds will go to loans to rural small businesses in South Dakota.
Impact America Fund II, an early/seed stage fund founded and led by a Black woman, supports BIPOC entrepreneurs serving low- and middle-income communities.
Northside Economic Opportunity Network (NEON) works with small businesses and entrepreneurs in and around North Minneapolis. They currently make DEED loans and our funds will help them start their own complementary loan fund.
Urban Innovation Fund I and II is a seed-stage venture fund managed by two women focused on companies that make cities more equitable and sustainable.