We offer numerous opportunities
for mission-driven investors

Our organization can enable you to play a vital role in the expansion of minority businesses and earn reasonable risk-adjusted returns on your investments.

 

We’re a non-profit organization affiliated with the NMSDC. Since our inception in 1984, we have made a significant contribution to the growth and development of NMSDC certified businesses. Since inception, approximately $26 million in capital has been provided to us by NMSDC corporate members as well as like-minded contributors and investors to make loans to NMSDC certified businesses and to support operations and outreach.

Firms contribute to and invest in us because they understand the challenges facing minority businesses and the difficulty of procuring financing at reasonable terms, through conventional channels. Typically, contributions and refundable investments from corporations to support our lending programs range from $100,000 to $1,000,000 but have been as high as $3,000,000.

 

In 2007, we initiated the Sustaining Contributor Fund which offers you the opportunity to make a multi-year commitment to offset annual operating expenses and enable your contribution and investment funds to go further in supporting minority businesses.

Current and Past Contributors

CONTRIBUTORS

 

AGL RESOURCES, INC./SOUTHERN COMPANY
ALCOA FOUNDATION
ALTRIA CORPORATION
AMERICAN EXPRESS COMPANY
AT&T CORPORATION
BP FOUNDATION
THE BOEING COMPANY
CAMPBELL SOUP COMPANY
CATERPILLAR INC
CHEVRON USA
THE COCA-COLA COMPANY
COLE CHEMICAL & DISTRIBUTING, INC
DELL, INC.
DOW DUPONT, INC.
FIAT CHRYSLER AUTOMOBILES USA LLC
THE FORD MOTOR COMPANY
GABE AGUIRRE
GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
IBM CORPORATION
INTERNATIONAL TRUCK AND ENGINE CORP.
IKON OFFICE
PENNEY COMPANY FUND, INC.
JOHNSON & JOHNSON
KAMAN CORPORATION
MACY’S (FEDERATED STORES)
MERRILL LYNCH WEALTH MANAGEMENT
MICHIGAN STRATEGIC FUND
MICROSOFT CORPORATION
MINORITY BUSINESS ENTREPRENEUR
MOLSON COORS BREWING COMPANY
MORGAN STANLEY COMPANY
NYS EMPIRE STATE COMMUNITY
NEW YORK NATIONAL BANK (STERLING NATIONAL BANK)
DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
PEPSICO, INC.
THE PROCTOR AND GAMBLE COMPANY
RAYTHEON COMPANY
SBSC CORP.
SHI INTERNATIONAL
T. SMITH ENGINEERING, INC.
UPS FOUNDATION
VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS
WAL-MART, INC.
XEROX CORPORATION

SUSTAINING CONTRIBUTORS

 

THE COCA-COLA COMPANY
FIAT CHRYSLER AUTOMOBILES USA LLC
IBM CORPORATION
J.C. PENNY COMPANY FUND, INC.
MICROSOFT CORPORATION
PEPSICO FOUNDATION
RAYTHEON COMPANY
SHI INTERNATIONAL
UPS FOUNDATION

INVESTORS

 

ANHEUSER-BUSCH COMPANIES
AVON PRODUCTS, INC.
CONRAIL CORPORATION
DURACELL INTERNATIONAL (BERKSHIRE HATAHWAY)
EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY
EXXONMOBIL CORPORATION
FORD FOUNDATION
GENERAL MOTORS CORPORATION
HERSHEY COMPANY (MARS, INC.)
KMART CORPORATION (SEARS HOLDINGS CORPORATION)
THE KROGER COMPANY
PACIFIC GAS & ELECTRIC COMPANY
SHELL OIL COMPANY
VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
WILLIAM WRIGLEY, JR. COMPANY (MARS, INC.)