Pikes Peak Community Foundation

Impact Investment Fund


Accelerating change

The PPCF Community Impact Investment Fund accelerates social outcomes through impact investments that achieve financial return and social gains right here in the Pikes Peak Region. Through the PPCF Community Impact Investment Fund, PPCF makes strategic loans to scale nonprofits and social-purpose for-profits. Unlike traditional philanthropy that relies on grants, impact investments are structured as flexible, cost-effective loans that are paid back with low interest. Repayment of loans recycles investments to fund new initiatives while improving our community.

As a response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the PPCF Impact Investment Fund is partnering with Exponential Impact to offer low interest, low barrier loans to local small businesses and non-profits through Exponential Impact’s Survive & Thrive COS.


Charitable Gifts of less than $5,000


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, gifts made to the PPCF Impact Investment Fund will be invested in Survive & Thrive COS.

Specifically, individuals who wish to support the Survive and Thrive COS with investments under $5,000 can make a gift to the PPCF Community Investment Impact Fund. Donors will receive a charitable tax receipt for their contribution and their contribution will be pooled with other donors to make an investment into Survive and Thrive COS.

The PPCF Impact Investment Fund will then be repaid after 42 months, with any unpaid principal constituting a charitable gift to XI. Repaid funds will then be deployed by PPCF into other impact investing opportunities in our local community.


Investments $5,000 and above to Survive & Thrive COS


To make a direct investment into the Survive and Thrive Fund above $5,000, go to Survive & Thrive COS or contact:
Lori Bellingham, Vice President Philanthropic Services, 719.331.6443, lbellingham@ppcf.org.

Your investment of at least $5,000 will create the greatest positive impact for owners of small businesses. Funds are held in a dedicated account, with no fees or overhead costs. Investors are repaid on a pro rata basis after 42 months. Any principal not repaid by the end of the loan period constitutes a charitable gift or grant to XI.