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Making an Impact

At Boston Community Capital we are driven by the desire to "move the needle" in the communities in which we work. Measuring our impact on the health of the community is a key measure of our success.

Going Above and Beyond

We seek to go beyond simply tracking what was built with the dollars we’ve invested, to get to the unique role we have played and the community change we have supported. We collect robust information about our lending and the communities we serve which allows us to understand the answers to three key questions:

What are we doing to build healthy communities where low income people live and work?

Who benefits from our products, from our services, and from our policy work?

How well are we achieving our goals and the goals of our partners and stakeholders?


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Coast-to-coast Impact

Since 1985, BCC has invested more than $1 billion to support organizations and businesses that benefit underserved communities across the US. Analysis of our activities in these communities allows us to:
  • Capture the unique value of a CDFI’s role in the communities in which we work
  • Spur innovation in the development of new markets, networks, instruments and new ways to connect to resources
  • Expand the capital available in low-income communities, beyond providing a method for the re-allocation of capital
  • Support evaluation, marketing, capitalization and policy formation

 


By the numbers

Since 1985, BCC has provided more than $1 billion in financing to projects and businesses that provide affordable housing, good jobs, and new opportunities for underserved people and communities.

  • 13,000

    children served in childcare facilities

  • 129,100

    patients served in healthcare facilities

  • 19,900

    units of affordable housing created or preserved

  • 4,440

    jobs created in low-income communities

  • $6.2 Billion

    in additional investment leveraged

  • Close to 900

    foreclosure-related evictions prevented

  • 15,500

    students served in schools & youth programs

  • 2 Million

    sq. ft. of real estate & facilities renovated

  • 26.5 Million

    kWh of solar capacity generated

By the numbers

Since 1985, BCC has provided more than $1 billion in financing to projects and businesses that provide affordable housing, good jobs, and new opportunities for underserved people and communities.

  • 13,000

    children served in childcare facilities

  • 129,100

    patients served in healthcare facilities

  • 19,900

    units of affordable housing created or preserved

  • 4,440

    jobs created in low-income communities

  • $6.2 Billion

    in additional investment leveraged

  • Close to 900

    foreclosure-related evictions prevented

  • 15,500

    students served in schools & youth programs

  • 2 Million

    sq. ft. of real estate & facilities renovated

  • 26.5 Million

    kWh of solar capacity generated

Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing

Beacon Communities Development, Connecticut and Massachusetts

Firehouse Place, Hamilton, Massachusetts

Mount Pleasant Homes, Boston, Massachusetts

Valley Brook Village, New Jersey

777 Main Street, Hartford, Connecticut

Amos House, Providence, Rhode Island

Highland Woods, Williamstown, MA

Healing Abuse Working for Change, Salem, MA

Harris Mill, Coventry, Rhode Island 

Cable Mills, Williamstown, Massachusetts

Oxbow Urban, Boston, Massachusetts 

Lippitt Mill, West Warwick, Rhode Island

Foreclosure Relief

Foreclosure Relief

SUN Initiative, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts

SUN Initiative, Blackstone, Massachusetts

SUN Initiative, Lawrence, Massachusetts

SUN Initiative, Fitchburg, Massachusetts

This is a story with two happy endings—but first there was some heartbreak.

Direct Action for Rights and Equality, Providence, Rhode Island

SUN Initiative, Lindenhurst, Illinois

SUN Initiative, Worcester, Massachusetts

Schools & Childcare

Schools & Childcare

E.L. Haynes Public Charter School, Washington, D.C

Kipp Academy, Lynn, Massachusetts

Boston Collegiate Charter School, Boston, Massachusetts

MATCH School, Boston, Massachusetts

Heketi Charter School, Bronx, New York

Ascend Learning, Brooklyn, New York

The Leaguers, Newark, New Jersey

Bridge Boston Charter School, Boston, Massachusetts

Commercial Real Estate

Commercial Real Estate

The Enterprise Building, Brockton, Massachusetts

Hydropower on the Millers River, Athol, Massachusetts

Bornstein & Pearl Food Production Center, Boston, Massachusetts

Haley House, Boston, Massachusetts

New Market Tax Credits

New Market Tax Credits

The Forestland Group, West Virginia

Sweet Potato Processing Plant, Delhi, Louisiana

Healthcare Facilities

Healthcare Facilities

Mary’s Center for Maternal and Child Health, Washington, D.C.

Lowell Community Health Center, Lowell, Massachusetts

Energy Tracking

Energy Tracking

WegoWise

Green & Healthy Homes Initiative, Baltimore, MD

Green Initiatives

Green Initiatives

Greater Boston Food Bank, Boston, Massachusetts

Adams Court, Mattapan, Massachusetts

Old Colony Public Housing Development, South Boston, Massachusetts

Union Crossing, Lawrence, Massachusetts

Mill Street Solar Project, Gardner, Massachusetts

Community Action for Better Housing, New Bedford, Massachusetts

Solar on St. Polycarp, Somerville, Massachusetts

Small Business Financing

Small Business Financing

Zipcar, Boston, Massachusetts

CASTion, Worcester, Massachusetts