NDC’s Multicultural Community Investment
Taking our place within a national commitment to redress the historic and stubborn economic inequities for people of color. Connecting the broad range of NDC’s development services – finance and lending, training and capacity building, technical assistance — to a local ecosystem of partners and stakeholders in communities of color.
We counsel – providing strategic guidance and technical assistance for community development, with more than 50 years of bringing development and capital to underserved communities throughout the country.
We lend – to younger businesses owned by BIPOC and women, with pre-loan counseling, mentoring, training and coaching. To more established businesses owned by BIPOC and women, with larger patient, flexible loans of more than $150,000. To strengthen the economic base of the community, provide jobs and build civic strength.
We train – building the capacity of small business owners, of community-based developers, of local development professionals – so they can maintain and expand their roles in job creation, community building and civic health.
We build – as development partners with local developers, as providers of social infrastructure.
MCI functions only within a local ecosystem of residents, organizations, institutions and businesses. Local leadership and stakeholders identify their priorities and harness NDC’s resources to meet them.
The MCI currently targets the following geographic areas:
- • Atlanta Metro Area
- • Cuyahoga County, OH
- • City of Cleveland
- • Inner-ring Suburbs
- • State of Florida
- • Broward County
- • Palm Beach County
- • Jacksonville
- • Tampa/St. Petersburg
- • St. Louis Metro Area
- • St. Louis City/County
- • East St. Louis, IL (St. Clair County)
- • Madison County, IL