Natural CapitalInvestment Fund

Business Finance

By the Numbers:
The Natural Capital Investment Fund has provided 9,700 hours of technical assistance to over 400 companies.

Because of NCIF, over 1,300 jobs have been created or retained by 140 businesses since 2001.
Natural Capital Investment Fund – The Conservation Fund’s green business lender – supports market-based solutions that bridge the gap between the economy and the environment.  We help innovative entrepreneurs build locally-owned enterprises that create lasting jobs and community wealth, while using natural resources responsibly. 

NCIF finances and advises small to mid-sized companies across a nine-state region. NCIF borrowers conserve energy and water; build local food systems; and find creative outlets for recycled materials. NCIF also funds businesses providing essential services that contribute to the economic and social viability of the economically distressed communities we serve. 

Our Portfolio Companies

Green Grease for North Carolina

Green Grease for North Carolina

Cooking oil and grease trap waste poured down sinks and drains creates a health and environment hazard for the...
Misty Mountain Threadworks

Misty Mountain Threadworks

Misty Mountain Threadworks was founded on the belief that it could make the finest climbing harnesses in the world, and...
NCIF Loan Helps Stacy Family Farm Grow

NCIF Loan Helps Stacy Family Farm Grow

The Stacy family traces its Ohio agricultural roots back to 1899, when Albert and Lina Frost Stacy purchased 24...
With NCIF, Curtis Branch Grows His Farm

With NCIF, Curtis Branch Grows His Farm

Curtis Branch grows wheat, soybeans and corn on his Murfreesboro, North Carolina farm, a 240-acre property that has been in...