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

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...
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...
Farmer Curtis Earns More Per Acre

Farmer Curtis Earns More Per Acre

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

Firefly Farms Creamery & Market

It all started with a neighbor’s goats and the question: “Can we milk ‘em to make cheese?” With that,...
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...
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...