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The Rainmakers Investment Collaborative

Confluence Philanthropy and our members jointly developed the Rainmakers Investment Collaborative.  The goal of this Collaborative is for impact investors to collectively participate in efforts to provide community development loans to Native communities located in and/or for the benefit of New Mexico and Arizona. The Rainmakers Investment Collaborative has a two-fold purpose:

1) Provide vital community development finance in Native communities in the Southwest;

2) Grow the capacity of native-led, smaller regional CDFI’s and Native economic development organizations to lend capital, attract investments in their service area and service debt.

Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC) is the Collaborative’s key investment partner, and will work with a set of local community-based intermediaries prioritizing partnerships and capacity-building with Native-led CDFIs. Native Capital Access is RCAC’s initial local partner.

The Collaborative launched in 2017 and invests in the following areas: energy efficient affordable housing, infrastructure, community facilities, Native-owned small businesses, sustainable agriculture, non-profits working in Native communities or with Native populations, and other mission driven social enterprises.

Find out more about the Rainmakers Investment Collaborative on our website.

The Rainmakers Investment Collaborative Steering Committee Members

  • Rebekah Saul Butler, Co-Executive Director, Grove Foundation
  • Stacey Faella, Executive Director, Woodcock Foundation
  • Loe Marcoline, Executive Director, The Womadix Fund
  • Joohee Rand, VP, Community Investment and Strategy, Santa Fe Community Foundation
  • Alvin Warren, Program Officer, The W.K. Kellogg Foundation