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THE CCL APPROACH

In partnership with people embedded within their community, we facilitate Lending Programs that

Increase  Affordability 
Increase  Access 
 &  
Shift  Power 

OUR MODEL

Affordability

Traditional

New

We enable lending programs that reverse traditional financial risk/return analysis to support people with affordable credit

Community Credit Lab - poverty premium
Community Credit Lab - Regenerative Discount
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Access & Power

We enable access to credit using non-traditional qualification criteria at the direction of partners who know their communities best

Figure 8 image which shows Community Credit Lab at the middle facilitating capital from investors, conveners, and funders to Landing Partners and borrowers

Borrowers use resources to achieve their goals on their terms.

Lending Partners lead lending programs that center people in their communities.

Community Credit Lab provides support services to fill gaps where needed.

Conveners & Funders coordinate resources & partnerships.

Investors allocate impact-first capital to community lending programs.

Systems Change

We work with our partners to effect lasting, systemic change by:

  • analyzing the root causes of inequality in the financial system

  • piloting and scaling examples of equitable lending programs

  • communicating examples effectively to our network and beyond

  • engaging in productive discourse and conversations

  • hosting quarterly discussions to explore new ideas together

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