At Capital Good Fund, we envision an America free of poverty.
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 is a non-profit, certified Community Development Financial Institution that takes a holistic approach to fighting poverty. Our mission is to provide financial services that build assets and create opportunity.
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 Capital Good Fund, we encourage our clients to embody values of Entrepreneurship, Investment, and Civic Engagement. These are the values that can help empower low-income Americans to improve their lives. Entrepreneurship is the spirit that drives our borrowers to build successful income-generating business; Investment is the philosophy of laying the groundwork for a better future; Civic Engagement means working to better your community. Being Green is also central to our mission. We encourage our borrowers to “green” their businesses, invest in energy-saving technologies, and engage their communities on environmental issues. Our mission is to provide equitable financial services that create pathways out of poverty.
At CGF 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.