LOCUS believes that philanthropy and mission-driven investors should work alongside communities to grow economies that work for all. We partner with these impact investors to redefine their role as capital providers, activate investments and endowments for community impact, and use their capital as a tool to drive equitable prosperity.
LOCUS is a national nonprofit consultancy and mission-driven investment advisory firm.We meet our partners where they are and help them realize the vision of where they want to be. LOCUS works with our partners to educate stakeholders and develop strategies; to identify and assess investments through transaction support such as sourcing, structuring and due diligence; to service and manage investment portfolios; and to design, structure and manage investment funds and collaborative investment infrastructure.
Success in this mission requires that we track the impact of our work, modify our approach to produce greater impact, and share our learning with partners and the field. Towards that end, LOCUS tracks and reports on three impact goals:
- More impact investors and capital committed to place.
- More effective and equitable local impact investing practice.
- More impact capital deployed in communities.
What is Local Impact Investing?
Local Impact Investing is a new tool for philanthropy and impact organizations that care about place. Check out the video below for an overview of how it all works.
News & Events
Deb Markley discusses the Appalachian Ecosystem Journey, a new piece documenting decades of local-led work to build out Central Appalachia's Investment Ecosystem.
Invest Appalachia and LOCUS Impact Investing - as part of the Appalachian Investment Ecosystem Initiative - are partnering with the West Virginia Community Development Hub to launch the Appalachia Investment Framer Action Cohort, an initiative to increase investment into catalytic community development projects located in the Central Appalachian region.
LOCUS Impact Investing is proud to introduce Jim Baek, CIGP's new executive director. Jim comes to CIGP and LOCUS via Deutsche Bank where he served as Head of U.S. Community Finance as well as the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) Officer.