This Resources section is most suitable for Foundations, Partners, Funders, and Replicating Organizations who want to learn about how the Community Investment Trust model works and they can bring it to their communities across the country.
The CIT works with local partners on the ground to organize their communities and bring investors to the table.
The CIT will be built in each community by a trusted, lead organization with deep relationships with their residents. The model is informed by the intersection of marketing, economics, and psychology, tapping people’s behavioral action to improve their financial lives and their neighborhoods. It leverages and enhances long-standing economic development opportunities for financial inclusion, equitable development, and inclusive growth in communities across the country.
The CIT team envisions the replication of our model under criteria ensuring that participating organizations possess the competence and capacity to implement a CIT successfully. To ensure success, we developed the CIT Tool Kit, which we will license. We are committed to assisting organizations who have variations from our pilot project with guidance on range of project types with case studies, strategies and solutions on four primary areas of project feasibility and design: 1) Property viability 2) Capitalization and financing steps and options; 3) Legal structures; 4) Operations, and 5) Community engagement.