Aeris Announces 22 New CDFI Ratings and Two New Investor Clients

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Aeris Rating Reports offer investors comprehensive financial analysis and reporting on impact activities and outcomes of rated CDFIs.

Aeris®, the rating and information service for impact investments, announced today that it issued ratings and analysis on 22 community development loan funds (CDFIs) during the third quarter of 2020.

Aeris also announced two new subscribers to its information products: Regions Bank and The David and Lucile Packard Foundation.

For more than 30 years, CDFIs have lifted up the most vulnerable communities in America by providing loans to small businesses, healthcare facilities and schools, affordable and environmentally sustainable rental and ownership housing, healthy food retailers, and more.

Aeris® Rating Reports facilitate investments in CDFIs by offering investors comprehensive analyses of the fundamental financial and management components that indicate a CDFI’s capacity to manage and weather changes in its operating environment. In addition to Aeris Rating Reports, Aeris Performance Maps track quarterly financial performance of rated and reporting CDFIs during these swiftly changing times. The full list of Aeris-rated and reporting CDFIs can be found on Aeris’ website: https://www.aerisinsight.com/fund-selector/.

The following 22 CDFIs were analyzed and rated by Aeris between July 1 and September 30, 2020:

  • Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs (Cleveland, GA) | Impact Area: Economic Security, Health and Healthy Food
  • BBIF Florida (Orlando, FL) | Impact Area: Economic Security
  • Capital Impact Partners (Washington, DC) | Impact Area: Housing, Economic Security, Health and Healthy Food
  • Coastal Enterprises, Inc. (Wiscasset, ME) | Impact Area: Housing, Economic Security, Environmental Sustainability
  • Chicago Community Loan Fund (Chicago, IL) | Impact Area: Housing, Economic Security
  • Enterprise Community Loan Fund (Columbia, MD) | Impact Area: Housing, Economic Security, Education, Environmental Sustainability, Health and Healthy Food
  • Finance Fund Capital Corporation (Columbus, OH) | Impact Area: Economic Security, Health and Food Access
  • Greater Minnesota Housing Fund (St. Paul, MN) | Impact Area: Housing
  • IFF (Chicago, IL) | Impact Area: Housing, Education, Health and Healthy Food, Human Services
  • Mercy Community Capital    (Denver, CO) | Impact Area: Housing, Economic Security
  • NeighborWorks Capital (Silver Spring, MD) | Impact Area: Housing
  • Northern Initiatives (Marquette, MI) | Impact Area: Economic Security
  • Opportunity Finance Network (Washington, DC) | Impact Area: Affordable Housing, Business, Economic Security
  • Opportunity Fund (San Jose, CA) | Impact Area: Economic Security
  • Partners for The Common Good (Washington, DC) | Impact Area: Housing, Economic Security, Education, Environmental Sustainability, Health and Healthy Food
  • PIDC (Philadelphia, PA) | Impact Area: Economic Security
  • Reinvestment Fund (Philadelphia, PA) | Impact Area: Housing, Economic Security, Education, Environmental Sustainability, Health and Healthy Food
  • Rural Community Assistance Corporation (Sacramento, CA) | Impact Area: Economic Security, Environmental Sustainability, Health and Healthy Food
  • Rural Enterprise Economic Development (Madison, SD) | Impact Area: Economic Security, Education, Housing, Health and Healthy Food
  • Southeast Kentucky Economic Development Corporation (Somerset, KY) | Impact Area: Economic Security
  • South Carolina Community Loan Fund (Charleston, SC) | Impact Area: Housing, Economic Security, Education, Health and Healthy Food
  • The Housing Fund (Nashville, TN) | Impact Area: Housing

About Aeris

Aeris is a rating and information service for impact investments. Aeris has established risk management standards for private community loan funds (CDFIs) and has helped strengthen the development of impact measurement and management practices in the CDFI industry. Since 2004 Aeris has issued more than 900 ratings on CDFIs, based on thorough analyses of each organization’s capital structure, asset quality, earnings, liquidity, management and governance strength and practices. Aeris’ analyses have been used by more than 160 investors, including financial institutions, government entities, private foundations, and wealth advisors. Contact Aeris for more information: https://www.aerisinsight.com/contact/.

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