What is Community Capital?

Learn more about how NC3 defines community capital, and how it differs from other forms of financing.

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Welcome to the National Coalition for Community Capital (NC3)

We envision a new, more equitable economy — one focused on small, local businesses that keeps wealth, income, and jobs in local communities. Formed by a group of entrepreneurs, investors, legal and financial professionals, educators, journalists, researchers, and committed citizens, we have come together to address specific gaps in the shift towards a more sustainable economy. Those gaps include a lack of awareness, knowledge and advocacy around emerging community capital tools that retain capital and build wealth in communities, particularly communities that have been isolated and under-resourced. To improve and magnify the impact of this field work, we have formed a nonprofit, the National Coalition for Community Capital (NC3). NC3 is part network, part think-tank, and part collaborative. Learn more about our vision, goals, programs, and how you can get involved.

Our Mission

NC3’s mission is to democratize financial systems, where empowered citizen investors catalyze the growth of locally-rooted ventures creating economic opportunity for all. We are especially committed to the intentional inclusion of communities and entrepreneurs historically excluded due to class, race, ethnicity, gender, or sexual orientation.

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