Community Sourced Capital
helping you fund the world you want to live in.
FUND: Eleven Winery
Eleven Winery from Bainbridge Island is raising funds to automate their bottling process. Square in the fun!
BLOG: Serious about local finance
93% of the dollars for our campaign with Willapa Hills Cheese are sourced from within 100 miles of the farm.
FUND: Harmon Brewing Co.
Meet the community of Harmon Brewing and get ready for their next location, the new Hub "Pie on the Fly" at the Tacoma Narrows Airport. You in?
BLOG: Supply Chain Love
Read why Squareholders like Kurt from Beecher's Cheese are supporting suppliers like CSC business Willapa Hills Cheese.
ABOUT: The CSC team
Get to know a little more about us
Sustainable finance solutions for your local economy
For local business
CSC creates a new kind of capital for your business. Leverage your network to raise funds from your community and strengthen relationships with your customers.
For local lenders
From local spending to local finance, you know how important it is to keep money where you live. With CSC, you have a new way to support the businesses you love.
Campaigns// the first businesses using Community Sourced Capital
Borrow// how your business can use community sourced capital
About us// the community behind the business
Why we started CSC
We’re financing the future of local economies by designing and deploying community-supported funding mechanisms for sustainable small businesses. Wow, that’s a mouthful.
Here’s the deal. Finance. It’s a big deal. In fact, we think it’s the biggest “deal” for creating a more sustainable economy.
That’s why we’re here. We’re creating financial systems that are good for businesses and their communities, and we’re making it possible for every citizen to participate in the process. And we aren’t asking anyone to make a donation to anything. Here’s the video version of our philosophy.
Where we’re taking it
We’re starting in the greater Seattle area because that’s where most of us live. Plus, it’s a cool town with lots of small businesses and sustainable finance folk.
Casey Dilloway // President and director, CSC Seattle
I want to connect people and their money with our future. We can create a more sustainable world by putting our money in the right systems.
Rachel Maxwell // CEO and Director, CSC Seattle
I’m all about giving back to communities. We need to move capital in the direction of things we value. CSC helps everyone create real value with their money.
Brent Cochran // Director, CSC Roanoke
I create space for people to connect and community to exist. Finance is the best mechanism for creating and sustaining healthy vibrant communities.
Meryl McDonald // Director, CSC Denver
Finance is a huge leverage point to create sustainable change. With CSC, people can invest in each other to create beautiful, beautiful local economies.
Alex Mondau // VP, Business Development
Local economies are built around people. I'm here to bring the personal relationships back to small business finance.
Tyler Bench // Marketing Intern
I believe in the power of positive human connection, and I work hard to bring good people together. CSC creates a powerful network of community relationships through sustainable finance.
Our network of partners
Blog// updates from the sustainable finance frontier
Join Community Sourced Capital for an introduction to the world of Community Finance and what money means to you. The session involves an overview of the current crowdfunding landscape, a discussion of the meaning of sustainable finance and insights into the growing movement of businesses accepting capital from non-traditional sources. [...]
We’re serious about this local finance thing. Americans love buying domestic products, they love spending money at local businesses, and it’s practically in our DNA to cheer on ambitious entrepreneurs chasing the American Dream. We started Community Sourced Capital to chase an American Dream of our own,
What happens when you can’t get your favorite ingredient for your (locally!) famous food? Do business owners give up and not cook? Do they find another not quite as good but it’ll do ingredient? Or do they do something about it?!
I’m reading Charles Eisenstein’s book, Sacred Economics. I’m including his great video on this post, which presents his ideas. In his book, Eisenstein suggests that we humans are born with deep gratitude because life itself is a gift. He has a point, and I’d like to try applying it to [...]
Our team has been learning from mentor and friend Carol Sanford over the past six months. If there’s one thing we can count on, it’s that she’ll say something to flip our world upside down, and then follow it up with concepts, nuanced language and intention that reveals the full [...]
Rachel and Casey had the super cool opportunity to chat with Diane Horn from Seattle radio station KEXP on the “Mind Over Matters” segment. In the 30 minute interview, we discuss community finance and how our little company is trying to make a dent in the financial system.
Our message at Community Sourced Capital is usually about how to do good with your money– how to make it flow toward the things you value most. We don’t tell you how to stop doing bad things with your money.
Just six short months ago, our little company Community Sourced Capital was born with the purpose of changing the way society thinks about finance. It’s a unique challenge to change how we think about finance, especially if most of us aren’t thinking about it in the first place. That is, [...]
Conventional wisdom might say that if you have a web/technology-based business-to-business service company, then the pathway to rapid growth and revenues is to target large Fortune 500 companies as clients. Seattle enjoys the presence of many of those Fortune 500s: Microsoft, Boeing, Starbucks, Amazon, Zillow, and Expedia, just to name [...]