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Social Investments Made

A database of all social investments made since 2009. We update this listing several times a year as new investments are confirmed.

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PosiGen

Geography Served: Louisiana, Connecticut and New Jersey

Project:

The investment will contribute to the continued growth of PosiGen, as the company works to close the clean-energy-affordability gap by making solar and energy efficiency available to all homeowners. View Website

Amount

$5 million loan

Year

2020

Location

New Orleans, Louisiana

Program

Environment, Social Investment Practice

Focus Area

Transforming Key Urban Systems

New York City Energy Efficiency Corp.

Geography Served: National

Project: Financing Resilient Power

Financing Resilient Power is a guarantee facility that will increase climate resilience in low-income communities. Backed by this Kresge guarantee, NYCEEC will make investments in solar + storage and stand-alone solar PV projects in multi-family affordable housing, other supportive housing, commercial facilities and mixed-use projects, among others. View Website

Amount

$3 million guarantee

Year

2018

Location

New York, New York

Program

Environment, Social Investment Practice

Focus Area

Transforming Key Urban Systems

City of Baltimore

Geography Served: Baltimore, Maryland

Project: Baltimore Stormwater Environmental Impact Subordinate Revenue Notes

This program-related investment loan supported the purchase of Baltimore Stormwater Environmental Impact Subordinate Revenue Notes from the City of Baltimore. This work is an outgrowth and continuation of grant-funded work with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) to advance green infrastructure and innovative financing mechanisms in climate-vulnerable, underserved communities in the Chesapeake Bay Region. The project will include construction of more than 100 green infrastructure sites, which will vastly increase the use of this climate change resiliency measure in Baltimore, where currently there are just a handful of sites. View Website

Amount

Up to $4 million loan

Year

2019

Location

Baltimore, Maryland

Program

Environment, Social Investment Practice

Focus Area

Transforming Key Urban Systems

Inclusive Prosperity Capital

Geography Served: Northeast and Mid-Atlantic; eventually National

Project: Increasing financing for climate resilience

Inclusive Prosperity Capital (IPC) addresses the green energy financing gap by increasing access to capital for low-to-moderate income communities and nontraditional credits like nonprofits, faith-based organizations, housing authorities, schools, and small businesses. This guarantee will help IPC attract private capital investments to support its financing of clean energy and other climate resilience projects. Projects will include third-party solar for housing authorities, community facilities, and municipal buildings, and it will also support clean energy for affordable single- and multi-family developments. IPC will also work in partnership with developers operating in underserved markets with technology solutions or business model innovations that have yet to reach adequate scale to attract investment from the capital markets. View Website

Amount

Up to $10 million guarantee

Year

2018

Location

Rocky Hill, Connecticut

Program

Environment

Focus Area

Greenprint Partners

Fresh Coast Capital (FCC) is a mission-driven project developer that helps cities develop and finance community-focused green storm water infrastructure with intentional community engagement. This program-related investment will provide critical growth capital to FCC, helping the company to accelerate the development of its team, lines of business, and customer base.  View Website

Amount

$750,000

Year

2017

Location

Chicago, Illinois

Program

Environment, Social Investment Practice

Focus Area

Saint Paul Port Authority

Geography Served: Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota

Project: Kresge Community Finance

Saint Paul Port Authority (SPPA) is a Development Finance Agency (DFA) that works to improve people’s lives by building vibrant economic communities through good paying jobs and property tax revenue. This loan will be used to finance energy-efficiency and renewable-energy projects in low-income communities in Minneapolis-St. Paul. View Website

Amount

$3 million

Year

2017

Location

St. Paul, Minnesota

Program

Environment, Social Investment Practice

Focus Area

National Housing Trust

Geography Served: Washington, D.C.

Project: Kresge Community Finance

National nonprofit supporting housing preservation through public policy advocacy, real estate development and lending to persevere, improve and maintain affordable housing. This loan is granted for the East of the River Opportunity Fund to create and preserve energy-efficient affordable housing in Wards 7 & 8 of Washington, D.C. View Website

Amount

$2.5 million

Year

2017

Location

Washington, D.C.

Program

Environment, Social Investment Practice

Focus Area

Connecticut Green Bank

The nation’s first green bank works to accelerate green energy adoption in Connecticut by making green energy financing accessible and affordable for homeowners, businesses and institutions. This loan supports the installation of solar generation and storage systems in affordable housing and other community facilities in Connecticut’s urban and coastal communities. View Website

Amount

$3 million loan

Year

2016

Location

Rocky Hills, Connecticut

Program

Environment, Social Investment Practice

Focus Area

Commons Energy

Geography Served: Burlington, Vermont

Project:

This guarantee will provide credit enhancement for the Slow Energy Fund, a fund of up to $20 million in investment capital to finance energy efficient building upgrades in public-serving buildings including affordable housing developments, schools, health centers and municipal government facilities. The goal of the fund is to lower energy consumption in small- to medium-sized buildings that serve a public purpose, allowing owners to repay the cost of investment through savings generated from the efficiency upgrades. View Website

Amount

Up to $2 million

Year

2015

Location

Burlington, Vermont

Program

Environment, Social Investment Practice

Focus Area

Freshwater Trust

The not-for-profit conservation organization implements innovative restoration projects to improve the health of freshwater ecosystems. The investment supports expansion of the organization and its efforts to cool municipal water emissions naturally and economically through the use of native trees and plants. The Packard Foundation and Moore Foundation are co-investors. View Website

Amount

$1 million

Year

2013

Location

Portland, Oregon

Program

Environment, Social Investment Practice

Focus Area

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