Social Impact Fund

Investing in social change

The Social Impact Fund a social investment program that turns donations into capital loans for both non-profits and for-profits. A re-brand and expansion of the Foundation's Social Loan Fund, it focuses on supporting affordable housing and social enterprise opportunities in the London and Middlesex area. While the priority of the fund continues to be the creation of local affordable housing, the Social Impact Fund will now also have an allocation to provide financing or investment in all types of social enterprise projects and organizations that are looking to improve the community, and can demonstrate a social return or value.

As we continue to align our investments with the Foundation’s mission, in 2018 there will also be an increase in funds available through the Social Impact Fund, both in total funds as well as for individual projects.

With the launch of the Social Impact Fund, LCF has expanded the financial tools available to ensure they are flexible to the needs of the applicant. In addition to providing traditional loans, the Social Impact Fund has the flexibility to provide support through various other financial instruments, including lines of credit, letters of guarantee, mortgages or even an equity investment if the project is a good fit. 

Imagine the impact when you invest with a passion. Real change. Real results. A stronger, more vibrant community. When you reframe giving as investing, our community’s capacity grows in unexpected and exponential ways.

Do you have a business or a project that will benefit the community? Interested in flexible financing or accessing a loan? Need more information to see if we can help - Contact Vijay Venkatesan, Vice-President, Finance & Operations: t: 519-667-1600 ext.102 e:VVenkatesan [at] lcf [dot] on [dot] ca

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