Natural CapitalInvestment Fund
|By the Numbers:|
|The Natural Capital Investment Fund's 183 portfolio companies have created or retained 3,000 jobs since 2001.
NCIF has provided 14,700 hours of technical assistance to 1,232 companies since 2001.
Natural Capital Investment Fund finances and advises small to mid-sized enterprises, primarily in rural and underserved communities across a nine-state region. We help innovative entrepreneurs build locally-owned enterprises that create lasting jobs and community wealth, while using natural resources responsibly.
For example, NCIF borrowers build local food systems; conserve energy and water; support eco-tourism; find creative outlets for recycled materials; and provide essential community services.
|NCIF is hiring! We’re looking for highly accomplished individuals who share NCIF’s commitment to expanding responsible businesses:
To apply for a loan or refer a loan to NCIF, please contact Anna Tefft, NCIF's Director of Lending at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 336-734-6902.
NCIF welcomes individuals, lending institutions and charitable organizations who wish to invest in our work or provide charitable support. To learn more, please contact Marten Jenkins, President, at email@example.com, or 304-870-2207.
To learn more about NCIF’s strategic initiatives, including specialized support for Farmers of Color, Energy Efficiency, Local Food Systems and Sustainable Logging, please contact Rick Larson, Director of Strategic Initiatives at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-951-0113.
Sample Portfolio Companies
A Simply Natural Approach to Dairy
Simply Natural Creamery and Dairy Farm is a testament to Neil Moye’s willingness to innovate and diversify beyond tobacco...
Bailey Mountain Bike Park
Parents today continue to search for an answer to the question: How can I get my kid to spend...
Benefiting Land, Livestock And The Bottom Line
James Joyner, 60, grew up on the same 100 acre plot of land since childhood. For over 68 years,...
More Portfolio Companies
Beef And Pork With A Local Flavor
Co-founders Tina Prevatte and Jennifer Curtis sought to build a sustainable food system that benefited their own community and...
Big Timber Brewing
Matt Kwasniewski, an Elkins, West Virginia, native, learned about brewing beer while working for a brewery in Montana. After...
Conserving Water Resources
Shannon Brines began operating Brines Farm in 2004. Located in Dexter, Michigan (roughly 10 miles northwest of Ann Arbor),...