Forward Community Investments transforms communities by supporting projects and programs that focus on affordable housing, job creation, economic development and basic social services. We provide loans and advisory services to nonprofit organizations serving our most in-need communities.
Since 1994 we have been bringing together socially-minded investors with nonprofits. The result has been powerful – our investments have supported more than 330,000 people with housing, childcare, jobs and basic social services. We have lent more than $30 million to more than 100 Wisconsin nonprofit organizations, reaching urban and rural communities. We connect investors who want to make a positive change in their communities with organizations that are making a real difference in the lives of individuals and families. These organizations do the “heavy lifting” while our loans allow projects to happen and, at the same time, our advisory services strengthen nonprofits, allowing them to expand their impact.
FCI is a community development financial institution (CDFI) and a member of the Opportunity Finance Network. We are the only Wisconsin CDFI that is dedicated to working with nonprofits. It’s what we do.
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Being a socially-minded investor allows you to find the place where your values meets money, strengthen the community and grow your portfolio.
We lend money to Wisconsin nonprofits enabling them build facilities, bridge funding gaps and expand capacity.
FCI provides nonprofits with financial education, advising and resources, empowering them to embark on projects that are well-planned, successful and sustainable.
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What's New and Exciting
FCI’s 2013 Financial Learning Series
is now accepting applications
In response to ongoing challenges facing the nonprofit sector in an uncertain economic environment, FCI has designed the Financial Learning Series, a multi-topic monthly training program held for nonprofits in communities around the state.
This year’s topics include: Budgeting, Calculating True Program Costs, Managing Cash Flow, Putting the Fun in Finance and Integrating Strategy for Sustainability.