Mission Investments

Elevate Your Business or Organization

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. Nonprofits.

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 and nonprofit 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.

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.


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.

How Can We Help?

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

Joseph W. Williams Jr.
Managing Director
The Community Foundation Mission Investments Company

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