In 2018, Coastal Community Foundation launched its Place-Based Impact Investing initiative with an initial $3 million investment from the IMPACT Endowment. With this capital, CCF is actively investing in businesses and nonprofit programs that will achieve both a measurable financial return as well as a positive, social impact.

This is one of the key tools CCF will use to target the region’s core issues identified in the Civic Engagement Agenda, particularly affordable places & inclusive spaces, access to economic opportunity and education. So far, our investees are working on addressing needs such as health insurance enrollment and providing more economic opportunities for minority-owned businesses.

Interested in co-investing with CCF? Visit our Giving page to learn more.

Applying for a Place-Based Impact Investment (PBII)

PBII investments are open to for-profit and nonprofit organizations. It is important to note that this program, unlike our grantmaking programs, are designed to fund projects that provide a financial return and a social impact return.

Investments may be made in three categories:

  1. Equity
  2. Loan
  3. Loan Guarantee

Schedule and Process

CCF does not have a fixed schedule for applications for PBII funding. However, you can join our email list to be notified when our next funding window is available.


If you’d like to learn more about PBII, contact Tess Martin at