SCF’s mission is to alleviate poverty and achieve environmentally sustainable solutions by investing in organizations that are providing innovative high-impact financing and technical assistance initiatives to communities and individuals suffering from deep poverty.
SCF is a revolving investment fund that has been capitalized by funds donated by National New Markets Fund (NNMF), a joint venture partnership between Strategic Development Solutions (SDS) and Economic Innovations International (EII). SCF was created to revolve NNMF’s tax credit equity into a new and creative generation of investments benefiting very high-poverty communities. We achieve our mission by investing in organizations with innovative prototype lending or investing models that create significant social and environmental impacts. We particularly seek organizations with new financing models that may need early stage seed funding where our investment can help them “prove” their model – and thus spur follow-on investors to bring additional resources to the effort.