Laying a Foundation for Durable Change

The First Standard Bank, an African American-owned bank which operated in the prosperous Walnut Street neighborhood of Louisville prior to its closing in 1931. The bank and the community prosperity it helped nurture are reminders of both what’s possible when...

The Community Capital Response to the Crisis

The coronavirus crisis has hit our communities suddenly and intensely. And by forcing people to retreat to their homes indefinitely, it has put up significant barriers to both economic activity and collaboration. Yet despite the barriers, and despite the enormity of...

The Future of Main Street

In recent decades, community capital innovators have succeeded in reforming regulations and building the foundation for a more democratic and inclusive economy. Their shared vision of a more just, more collaborative, and more equitably prosperous future brought them...

Responding to the Economic Crisis in Solidarity

How Can I Support Local Businesses? How Can I Get Capital to Keep My Business Afloat? How Will I Recover After an Interruption in Revenue? How Can I Support My Local Economy Generally? These are always important questions to ask. Right now, they’re especially...