Foundations & Institutional investors
The Farm & Ranch Prosperity Fund
If you would like to learn more about investing for social impact with California FarmLink, please email or call us.
The Farm and Ranch Prosperity Fund is composed of debt and equity capital from a diverse group of social impact investors. Funds are provided through investments of debt, as well as grants for equity, from investors representing private foundations, community foundations, investment firms, wealth management offices, banks, and public agencies. Banks have an opportunity to fulfill obligations required by the Community Reinvestment Act when they make equity-equivalent (EQ2) investments with California FarmLink. Donors and foundations have the opportunity to make contributions to the loan fund to build its equity and thus support its potential for near-term leverage and long-term growth.
California FarmLink is certified by the U.S. Treasury as a Community Development Financial Institution. Our purpose as a CDFI is to provide loans to low-income farmers and ranchers who may not otherwise be able to access affordable business loans.
Sample Investment Terms
*dependent on principal amount, term, and investor requirements including but not limited to loan and interest forgiveness, geographic restrictions, specific people served, and other social impact metrics.
"California FarmLink provides crucial financial services to small, independent farmers and ranchers to help make farming donors, and investors at cafarmlink.org a viable livelihood that sustains life and protects the land and natural resources of Northern California. By investing in California FarmLink, our dollars are being put to work growing a more equitable and resilient food system, which is in line with our purpose and values as an impact-driven charitable Foundation."
Mariah McPherson, Executive Director
Mighty Arrow Family Foundation
“We know opportunities to thrive and prosper haven't been equitable, FarmLink helps our ranchers and farmers succeed when others wouldn't give them a chance. The Community Foundation is proud to partner with FarmLink to finance equitable access to opportunity. The impact is so much more than just affordable lending. It's an investment in local job growth, wealth building, conservation of natural resources, a healthy food system and a resilient economy."
Kevin Heuer, Director of Engagement & Impact
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County
California residents & companies
FarmLink Investment Notes
The FarmLink Investment Notes enable Californians to join us in delivering fair and affordable loans to underserved farmers and ranchers. The Notes are temporarily unavailable, but to learn more about social impact investing with FarmLink, click below. Thanks.
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