SCF Investment Criteria

We invest in a diverse array of financing models which are managed by both for-profit and non-profit organizations seeking to benefit low-income communities. We are flexible in how we structure our investments and seek to create a mutually beneficial structure. In assessing the viability of prospect investees we use the following investment criteria:

 

Who We Fund


Entities:

For Profit and Nonprofit companies, purchase Domestic Community Development Finance Institutions (CDFIs), case Microfinance Institutions (MFIs), cialis 40mg ARS-rated organizations, community venture capital funds or new financing models in their launch stage (new or existing organization sponsors).

Approach:

Financial models that develop and pursue new, innovative and replicable investment vehicles to address long-term economic, environmental and social issues.

Track Record:

Have a strong track record or demonstrated commitment to producing social and environmental impacts in low-income communities.

Cost/Fees:

Fees charged to clients/end users of products and/or services by our investees should be affordable and reasonable given what is available in the market.

Fiscal Soundness:

Maintain strong financials and management capacity.

Technical Assistance:

Provide additional financial and/or social support services and assistance to clients in order to promote maximum economic success and enhanced quality of life.

Community/Social Impact:

The financing model must have clear and significant impacts on low income communities or individuals. This is a firm requirement.

Environmental Impact:

Support clean and renewable energy technology, resource-efficient technology, improved air and water quality, waste mitigation technologies, sustainable systems and/or eco-business opportunities. These are positive attributes we seek and consider but are not a requirement.

Investment Structure


Stewardship:

SCF conducts thorough due diligence to ensure that investments are viable and are dedicated to financing models that are well thought out and have strong probability of success.

Funding Type:

Debt or equity.

Investment Range:

$15,000 – $75,000.

Investment Period:

1-3 years (determined on a case-by-case basis).

Technical Assistance:

Provide TA services on a case-by-case basis and tailored to the specific needs of the project and suited to SCF staff and management competency areas.

Investment Returns:

Provides SCF a rate of return that is at or below market, but sill provide SCF the ability to grow.

Flexibility:

SCF strives to be a flexible investor that will structure its investments and related technical assistance to best suit the needs of the project.