Our mission is to offer innovative, flexible financial products designed to support housing and community development ventures, increase jobs and build sustainable communities. VCC offers loan capital that is broader than bank lending to projects that have a positive community impact in low- to moderate-income communities in underserved geographies and markets.
VCC’s Strategic Plan includes three years of growth and continued service to the Commonwealth. The goals and objectives presented in the plan include:
- Leverage the success of the organization and the current capital base to grow assets to $70 million while maintaining fiscally-conservative, sustainable governance policies.
- Create and deliver mission-based products appropriate for both the bank and the CDFI to meet the community development needs of the Commonwealth.
- Create an operating environment where core costs are fully self-supporting and therefore, grant income is utilized entirely to leverage technical assistance and other non-profit activities.
Create a community development organization known for its responsiveness, technical ability, inclusive culture, and creativity; and is viewed as a leader of innovative community development programs – utilizing both state and private capital partnerships.
$15 million capital infusion from Commonwealth of Virginia to create a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI).
VCC acquired New Enterprises Fund which operated in three counties as a mico lender for small enterprises owned by low- to moderate-income individuals and an Industrial Development Authority savings program. As the result of additional capital, VCC expanded its scope to statewide and focused on community development lending in the areas of affordable housing and community projects.
VCC made its first loan in April, 2006
Jane Henderson named CEO and President.
7 new projects funded for $3.0 million
Assets - $16.5 million
VCC opens Richmond office.
15 new projects funded for $4.5 million
Assets - $28.6 million
VCC establishes Community Capital Bank of Virginia (CCB), the Commonwealth’s first regulated bank with a primary mission of community development financing.
16 new projects funded for $11.5 million
Assets - $34.1 million
First New Markets Tax Credits allocation received from U.S. Treasury.
VCC and partners launch the Community Development Learning Initiative (CDLI) to offer learning opportunities, workshops, and scholarships to over 200 nonprofit organizations.
27 new projects funded for $24.3 million
Assets - $44.9 million
Realignment of three business lines to better serve diverse needs of customers:
- Lending– our well-established loan programs continue to support affordable housing, commercial, and healthcare projects
- Savings –offering deposit services for socially conscious investors and financial literacy programming
- Advisory Services – supplying strategic and training services for nonprofits and small businesses
VCC launches Pathfinders, a community-based program to mobilize diverse resources for rural economic development.
Work begins at two pilot communities: Onancock and Glade Spring
U.S. Department of Agriculture support expands Pathfinders to Southside communities.
VCC hosts the first Learning Exchange in conjunction with Annual Luncheon. Chris Ernst of the Center for Creative Leadership is keynote speaker at exchange.
39 new projects funded for $37.9 million
Assets - $70.6 million
VCC completes B Certification.
VCC receives rating of AA2 in CARS™.
VCC provides “home” for Virginia Saves.
VCC is a first round grant recipient in the Create Jobs for USA Fund, a collaboration between Starbucks and Opportunity Finance Network. The $173,500 grant is supports job creation and small businesses.
Second Annual Learning Exchange led by Andy Stefanovich, business advisor and author.
VCC Advisory Services reports on SEEDS (Supporting Economic Expansion for Diverse Suppliers) program: 140 new jobs, 75% for low- to moderate-income employees.
34 new projects funded for $51.7 million
Assets - $85.6 million
VCC received its second New Market Tax Credit allocation from U.S. Treasury in January.
VCC expanded its lending services to small businesses.
VCC named among “Best for the World” businesses earned a score in the top 10% of all Certified B Corporations. Also featured in B Corps Annual Report.
VCC raises $1.2 million in capital in its first preferred stock offering for bank affiliate, CCB.
VCC approved as a GIIRS (Global Impact Investing Rating System) Impact-Rated organization.
VCC starts “Get Fresh East End!” pilot to increase healthy food options in corner stores of Richmond’s East End.
VCC convenes Third Annual Learning Exchange, a discussion led by Amy Cortese, award-winning journalist and author.
20 new projects funded for $8.1 million
Assets - $86.3 million
Impact Investing Forum held at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts discusses innovative philanthropy.
B Lab Co-Founder Bart Houlahan speaks at Richmond Social Enterprise networking event, co-sponsored by VCC.
VCC CFO Clyde Cornett named to board of Appalachian Community Capital (ACC), a newly formed central bank focused on small business capitalization across the Appalachian Regional Commission.
VCC and community partners welcome Clay Street Market to the “Get Fresh” program, a community-based initiative encouraging healthy food offerings at corner stores in Richmond’s East End.
VCC launches the Virginia Fresh Food Loan Fund (VFFLF), a $10 million fund earmarked to address the unmet capital needs of healthy food enterprises throughout rural and urban regions in Virginia and to catalyze the growth of Virginia's healthy foods sector.
VCC receives $4.4 million debt and grant from Goldman Sachs through its 10,000 Small Business national initiative.
Work by VCC is cited in Bloomberg BNA Health Insurance Report, a national publication for innovative financing with health care facilities.
VCC honored among “Best for Communities,” in B Corp’s 2013 Best for the World series.
Annual Learning Exchange, “Local Capital . . . Addressing Local Needs,” features Living Cities’ Robin Hacke as keynote speaker.
VCC begins work on first Program Related Investment (PRI) with Jessie Ball DuPont Fund.
85 new projects for $70.2 million
Assets - $102 million
VCC President & CEO, Jane Henderson, named to national board at Center for Rural Entrepreneurship
VCC completes first Virginia Fresh Food Loan Fund (VFFLF) deal with Glade Green Grocer, a whole foods retailer and food cooperative hybrid located in Glade Spring, Virginia
First class from Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business education program includes six small business owners from Virginia
VCC President & CEO, Jane Henderson, was asked by CGI America to lead a discussion group on innovative healthy food financing to address food deserts in at the annual CGI America event
VCC CFO, Clyde Cornett, won the 2014 Virginia Business CFO award in the Small Nonprofit category
VCC recognized for creating the most positive community impact by the nonprofit, B Lab, with the release of the third annual ‘B Corp Best for Communities’ list (part of B Lab's 'Best for the World' series)
VCC provides second Virginia Fresh Food Loan Fund (VFFLF) to Health Warrior, one of the fastest growing natural food companies in the U.S. which produces Chia Bar Super Snacks and natural chia seeds
VCC receives $2,000,000 award from CDFI fund which provides an expanded capacity to lend and invest in low-income and economically distressed communities