Catalytic Capital

Transformational change in cities requires a level of investment and a time horizon beyond what is currently available from government and philanthropy. One of the challenges faced by neighborhood-based groups trying to drive change has been that for generations, government and philanthropy have been the only sources of funding relating to low-income people in cities. However, Living Cities believes that in order to make enduring change a reality, we must engage private markets and capital to work on behalf of low-income people.

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    The Catalyst Fund supports communities that are invested in needed resources, such as health care facilities.

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    Catalyst Fund loans help communities create new job opportunities.

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    Funding from Living Cities has helped to build new schools.