Program-Related Investment Fund

Capital with Transformative Impact

Nonprofits and social enterprises have long been the incubators of innovation, with fresh ideas and on-the-ground expertise to meet the needs of their communities. Program-related investments provide nonprofits and social enterprises access to capital to bring these innovative solutions to life. By offering low-interest, long-term capital, our Fund helps organizations build credit, and as loans are repaid new investments are made, recycling capital to benefit the community.

This fund offers high-impact donors a sophisticated, local investment strategy with exceptional social and environmental returns in the Bay Area. For more information about investing in the PRI Fund, visit Frequently Asked Questions, PRI Fund Overview, or contact the Development and Donor Services team at 415.733.8590 or


Current Portfolio: Stories of Impact

Our PRI borrowers have created great impact in the Bay Area. From the portfolio start date of 2009, here are some of the stories of the transformative change made possible through these partnerships.

Read about:
A Jumpstart for Over 500 Units of Affordable Housing in San Francisco
Seeding Sustainability: Eden Housing, Inc.
Investing in a Vibrant, Connected Bay Area: Transit-Oriented Affordable Housing Fund

Read about:
New $1M Loan Provides Capital for Community-Based Nonprofits and Enterprises
New $875K Loan Supports the Preservation of 2,000 Units of Affordable Housing in Oakland
A New Loan Supporting Innovative Investments in Bay Area Communities
New Mission Deposit Will Support Local Nonprofits and Social Enterprises
$500K Loan to Anchor Critical Services in Downtown Oakland
Unlocking Capital for Nonprofits: Northern California Community Loan Fund
Capital to Activate Community: The Calvert Foundation

Read about:
Providing Capital for Micro-Business Lending: Pacific Community Ventures
Increasing Energy Efficiency, Creating Jobs: The Green Retrofit Fund
Supporting Small Businesses: Opportunity Fund
Growing Jobs in Hard-Hit Communities: Grow Bay Area Fund
New Loan Provides Capital for Small Business Lending Program in Low-Income Communities