We seek to be the best financial empowerment organization in America by providing high-quality, innovative and transformational financial services to underserved families.
It is not easy to escape from poverty. Low-income Americans face numerous obstacles to building better lives for themselves and their families. For many, the promise of the American Dream seems to be slipping away.
That's where we come in.
Capital Good Fund is a non-profit, certified Community Development Financial Institution that takes a holistic approach to fighting poverty. Our mission is to provide equitable financial services that create pathways out of poverty.
Recognizing the endemic nature of American poverty—as well as the interlocking issues that together form barriers to eradicating it—we use financial empowerment in a holistic way to meet the needs of our clients, foster true social mobility and eliminate the wealth and opportunity gaps in our society.
At Good Fund we believe in big ideas for solving big problems in as little time as possible, for we agree that “justice too long delayed is justice denied.” We are inventive, daring, fun, ambitious. We are passionate about collaboration, open-source sharing, transparency, and authenticity. We are unafraid to forge a new path in the service of our mission. And we are single minded in our devotion to fulfilling Dr. Muhammad Yunus’s dream of putting poverty in the only place it belongs: museums.
Watching our clients achieve their dreams is incredibly rewarding. Every day, we witness the power of small loans and financial coaching to change people’s lives. Whether it’s seeing the gratitude of a single mother who has been given a loan to move into a safe and affordable apartment, or the excitement of an immigrant on the verge of becoming an American citizen, we are motivated by the spirit and drive of our borrowers.
Capital Good Fund began as a dream in a social entrepreneurship class at Brown University in the fall of 2008. Originally designed to combat environmental devastation and create economic opportunity for low-income Americans, Capital Good Fund was once a student-led initiative. Now, we're one of the fastest-growing microfinance institutions in the United States!