We work with a wide range of organizations to create economic opportunity for lower-income Americans
With its stunning landscape and rich culture, Alaska is known as the “The Last Frontier.” But the real “frontier” begins outside populated areas like Anchorage, Fairbanks, and Juneau where decent, safe, and energy-efficient housing becomes scarce.
Social Impact Bonds (also known as Pay for Success contracts) have demonstrated significant growth potential within their defined boundaries, but the standard model has not yet developed “mainstream” investment transactions capable of expanding certified evidence-based programs (CEBPs) commensurate with unmet population needs. This paper proposes an enhanced SIB model called “Scale Finance” in which asset owners and fund managers would work with CEBP developers to expand these proprietary programs at their maximum feasible growth rates. If successful, Scale Finance would offer a financially self-sustaining way to effectively solve certain pervasive social problems we already know how to fix.See More Publications > See More Publications
The Small Business Credit Survey is a national collaboration of the 12 Reserve Banks of the Federal Reserve System that provides intelligence on small business financial needs, decisions, and outcomes to policymakers, researchers, and service providers.See More Data > See More Data
The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco is committed to facilitating the availability of financial services and capital, consistent with safe and sound practices, by banks through training, roundtable convenings, and collaboration with community investment partners.See Our CRA Initiatives > See Our CRA Initiatives
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Our team has broad expertise, including community development finance, small business development, data analysis, neighborhood revitalization, and Community Reinvestment Act application.
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