Community Sourced Capital
helping you fund the world you want to live in.
Delicatus is making some serious equipment upgrades to their Pioneer Square deli. You can be part of their community finance effort.
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.
BLOG: Our small business marketing strategy
When an invitation comes to meet a new client, we take it, and we invest in building true friendships governed by reciprocity, respect and collaboration.
ABOUT: The CSC team
Get to know a little more about us
Sustainable finance for your community
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.
For local economies
Local finance benefits our economy. Strong small businesses create jobs and boost our sense of community. Let's design sustainable finance solutions that work.
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
And yet to serve the earth,
not knowing what I serve,
gives a wideness and a delight to the air,
and my days do not wholly pass.
Community Sourced Capital is a small, hard-working operation, just like the businesses we work with each day. As head of Business Development, a question I’m particularly sensitive to is “How is your sales pipeline?” or “What is your marketing strategy?”
Attending the Integrated Capital day at the BALLE (Business Alliance for Local Living Economies) conference last week left me awestruck and inspired by the people working on transforming our economy from one based on Ego – “What’s in it for me?” – to one based on Ecosystem – “What’s in [...]
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.