Natural Capital Investment Fund is excited to announce that Partner Community Capital™ is our new name!

Partner Community Capital (PCAP) is a U.S. Treasury-certified Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) that makes loans from $25,000 to $1,000,000 to small businesses who can’t access traditional sources of funding. Over 50% of our borrowers are women and people of color, and 85% are in rural or economically distressed communities. We specialize in supporting businesses that create jobs, provide vital community services, and enhance natural resources. We lend across North Carolina and West Virginia, and also serve the Appalachian regions of surrounding states (MD, OH, KY, TN, VA, SC and GA).

We’ve chosen Partner Community Capital as our name to better reflect what we do and how we do it. Since our founding in 2000, we’ve relied on partnerships—with our borrowers, community leaders, small business support entities, and other funders—to support jobs and positive environmental and community impact.  And, our new name is more inclusive of the broad impact PCAP seeks. We support locally owned, environmentally responsible small businesses, because they are key to building thriving and resilient communities. They create wealth for entrepreneurs and their families, providing products, services and improvements that all families need to prosper.

President and CEO Marten Jenkins said, "Over 20 years, we’ve expanded beyond our pioneering work as a “green” lender to address the needs that people in underserved communities have for quality childcare, healthcare, and other vital infrastructure. As we looked for a new name, we heard over and over from our clients and peers that they value how we work in partnership with them.  We know this approach will be more important than ever as we and other CDFIs take a leadership role in addressing the economic, social and environmental challenges we all face.”

To learn more about Partner Community Capital, our lending, special programs, and impact, please visit our new website:  www.partnercapital.org.