Natural CapitalInvestment Fund

Business Finance

By the Numbers:
The Natural Capital Investment Fund has provided 12,000 hours of technical assistance to over 400 companies.

Because of NCIF, over 2,700 jobs have been created or retained by 146 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

100% Montana Wood

100% Montana Wood

Artisan craftsmanship is evident in every product Sustainable Lumber Company (SLC) produces. By combining local timber, skilled workmanship, and...
A North Carolina Family Farm

A North Carolina Family Farm

Norma DeCamp Burns wants to keep her North Carolina family farm from disappearing. In the Tar Heel state, that’s...
A Simply Natural Approach to Dairy

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...

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Bailey Mountain Bike Park

Bailey Mountain Bike Park

Parents today continue to search for an answer to the question: How can I get my kid to spend...
Grand Co-Opening

Grand Co-Opening

Durham Co-op Market and Hendersonville Community Co-op opened their respective doors this April at new locations, complete with open...
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...
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