Mission Investments

Elevate Your Business

TCFMIC invests in businesses, entrepreneurs and a network of entrepreneurial supports and infrastructure in Greater New Haven that promote the fundamental values of opportunity and equity.

Entrepreneurs. Small Businesses. Start-Ups.

Our Mission is to Invest in You.

The Community Foundation Mission Investments Company (TCFMIC) provides entrepreneurs and small businesses in our region with financial resources and access to complementary support services. TCFMIC has a priority for engaging and working with Black, Latino, women, immigrant and formerly incarcerated entrepreneurs in Greater New Haven.

Our Services

  • Equity investments and co-investments in new or growing businesses.
  • Start-up and seed-stage micro-loans and loan guarantees.
  • Small business loans with flexible terms.
  • Access and referrals to business planning, marketing and related support services.

Investing in Opportunity and Equity

Resources for You

  • Equity investments for entrepreneurs and existing business, starting at $15,000.
  • Micro loans from $5,000-15,000 for start-up ventures. Loan terms of 12-24 months.
  • Loans to existing businesses ranging from $10,000- $50,000. Loan terms from 36-60 months with flexible terms and competitive rates.
  • Connections and referrals to local vendors and mentors for technical assistance services to assist with the growth and success of existing businesses or start ups.
The team at Westville's Well for Women. Credit: The Well

Supporting Greater New Haven Business

A Loan at the Right Time

When COVID-19 struck, lockdown restrictions threatened Julie Robbins’ massage therapy and wellness clinic, The Well for Women. The Well has managed to survive with the support of a low-interest loan from The Partnership Loan Program for Minority and Women-Owned Businesses in Greater New Haven, a program created and funded by TCFMIC.

TCFMIC is a subsidiary of The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven that invests in people, ideas and businesses to create economic empowerment and mobility in the 20 town region of Greater New Haven. TCFMIC actively pursues investments to reduce inequalities through creative and innovative financial instruments and engagement strategies customized to meet the needs of the local environment.

How Can We Help?

Arthur W. Thomas III
Director of Entrepreneurial Initiatives and Inclusive Economic Opportunity
Phone: 203-974-1651

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