Mission Investments

The Community Foundation Mission Investments Company (TCF-MIC) deploys its resources to generate capital for entrepreneurs and businesses that build wealth for families, neighborhoods and communities.

TCF-MIC is a subsidiary of The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven Credit: Contributed

Investing in Opportunity and Equity

Who We Are

TCF-MIC invests in the in the people, ideas and businesses of Greater New Haven for a "triple bottom line."

  1. For entrepreneurs and their families - access to capital and resources stimulates economic empowerment and wealth creation.
  2. For future businesses - returns on investments to TCF-MIC are redeployed to seed new ideas and fund the growth of successful ventures.
  3. For the Greater New Haven region - expanded opportunity and equity, and greater community wealth.

Entrepreneurs, Small Businesses, Start Ups

Who We Serve

TCF-MIC serves entrepreneurs, start-ups, existing businesses and organizations that encounter structural and financial barriers and who may not fit conventional financing profiles. TCF-MIC has a priority for working with Black, Brown, women, immigrant and formerly incarcerated entrepreneurs in Greater New Haven.

Do you have a business or business idea?

TCF-MIC has invested in Holberton, which is building a local pipeline of minority and women software engineers. Credit: The Community Foundation

Investing in Greater New Haven

TCF-MIC Core Services

New Haven Equitable Entrepreneurial Ecosystem (NHE3)

TCF-MIC is working in partnership with local entrepreneurial support organizations to build an inclusive and equitable entrepreneurial ecosystem that brings together the resources, funding, pathways and mentorship for all entrepreneurs to succeed.


Small Business Loans

The Partnership Loan Program for Minority and Women-owned Businesses in Greater New Haven was created for small businesses that have experienced adverse financial impacts and economic injury due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The program was created through a partnership among TCF-MIC, the City of New Haven, the Amour Propre Fund and HEDCO.

Equity Investments and Financing

TCF-MIC invests in smaller, existing and new/early stage for-profit business ventures in a variety of forms, including equity, debt, loan guarantees and other flexible market instruments.

Talk to TCF-MIC about financing options

Nonprofit Loans

A nonprofit loan pool, created in partnership with donors’ charitable resources, offers flexible loans to local nonprofits for the purchase, expansion or renovation of property and equipment, or for working capital during low cash flow periods.


How Can We Help?

A.F. Drew Alden
President & CEO
TCF-Mission Investments Company
phone: 203-777-7061

Arthur W. Thomas III
Director of Mission Investing and Entrepreneurial Ecosystems
Phone: 203-974-1651