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National Disability Institute (NCB)
"NCB Capital Impact helps people and communities reach their highest potential at every stage of life.
As a national nonprofit organization and a certified Community Development Finance Institution, NCB Capital Impact improves access to high-quality health and elder care, healthy foods, housing, and education in low-income communities.
We envision a world where high-quality health care, housing, and education are accessible and attainable; where eldercare is dignified and respectful; and where environmental stewardship is practiced by every community.
NCB Capital Impact uses its depth of experience, cooperative approach, and diverse network of alliances to generate critical investments that create a high quality of life for low income people and communities.
NCB Capital Impact people strive to apply these values in our work everyday:
Cooperation: We value cooperation and are committed to utilizing the principles of self-help and economic democracy to solve problems.
Innovation: We value innovation in our work and strive to provide leadership in the markets we serve by creating new solutions.
Leadership: We value leadership and seek to create an environment in which our customers, constituents and employees are encourage to take initiative, embrace innovation, and create positive change.
Commitment: We value social and professional commitment and strive to maintain a strong sense of responsibility and accountability to the communities we serve, to our co-workers and to ourselves.
Trust: We value trust and expect everyone in our organization to communicate with honesty and clarity, treat each other with respect, and be accountable for their actions.
Diversity: We value diversity by continually striving to include, understand and respect the unique aspects of individuals and communities where we work, live and serve.
Our impact is built on a diverse and extensive network of alliances, our depth of experience, and a cooperative approach. We partner with public and private organizations that are like-minded in mission, and dedicated to long-term success.
California FreshWorks Fund: 23.5 million Americans, living in low-income areas lack access to a supermarket within a mile of their home, 1.7 million of them in California. This makes it less likely for them to consume fresh fruits and vegetables, and therefore face higher risks of diet-related diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and heart disease. To reduce food deserts and help communities get healthier, NCB Capital Impact serves as the Program Administrator for The California Endowment’s FreshWorks Fund. Together with our partner NCB, and our combined 25 years of financing retail grocery and food cooperatives, Capital Impact is customizing appropriately structured financing to successfully expand access to healthy, fresh foods for underserved communities.
Health Care: We finance community-based health care organizations to allow them to improve the quality of care they offer to individuals and families in underserved, low-income communities. Our disbursement goal to community health centers for 2010-12 is $192 million nationwide.
Education: We create access to capital with a focus on innovation and leadership in order to foster the development of accessible, high-quality educational facilities. We will facilitate the development of environmental sustainability within this market. Our disbursement goal for education facilities for 2010-12 is $275 million nationwide.
The GREEN HOUSE® Replication Project: We partner with organizations, advocates, and communities to lead the transformation of institutional long-term care by creating viable homes that spread THE GREEN HOUSE® vision demonstrating more powerful, meaningful, and satisfying lives, work, and relationships. We create and maintain tools, trainings, technical assistance service, and networks that support organizations to adopt this model.
Long-Term Supports Innovations: We create innovations in community-based approaches to aging that enable older Americans and people with disabilities to conduct their lives with maximum independence, dignity, and connection with their communities. We assist in development of best practice community aging plans and grass roots initiatives such as the Village-to-Village Network.
Cornerstone Partnership: The Cornerstone Partnership is a peer network for homeownership programs that preserve longterm affordability and community stability, helping more hardworking people buy homes today, maintain those homes and keep them affordable in the future."