Community Sourced Capital
fund the world you want to live in
This $20,000 loan supported the expansion of Stockbox Neighborhood Grocery in Seattle.
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
Gift Squares are Squares in any currently-running campaign that you buy with the intention of giving to someone other than yourself.
In addition to the joy of knowing someone else is participating in funding the world they want to live in, you will know your Gift Square recipients will be receiving a beautiful memento of their Squareholder experience: a limited edition letterpress square with a unique series number on it, nestled in a classy recycled gift box, along with a small booklet about the business the Square is supporting.
Our Loans// fund a loan for a business in your community
About us// the team behind the business
Why we started CSC
Our team is passionate about designing and deploying innovative financial systems. Here’s the deal: finance. It’s a big deal. In fact, we think it’s the biggest “deal” for building a more sustainable economy. That’s why we’re tackling this challenge.
We founded CSC after a year of researching what we call sustainable finance. And then we spent a year building a business model that could make finance more sustainable. We’re starting with a product for small businesses because their access to capital is being left behind by the financial system. We can’t live without them.
Who’s on our team?
We’re a hodgepodge of do-it-all personalities with backgrounds in small business management, socially-responsible investing, web technology, grassroots marketing and community fundraising. We don’t have extensive banking or Wall Street careers, and we think that’s a good thing.
We’re a lot like the small businesses we work with: down-to-earth, easy to talk to, and motivated to build on-the-ground-value for communities.
Rachel Maxwell // CEO
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.
Casey Dilloway // President and COO
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.
Brent Cochran // Director, CSC Southeast
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 Northeast
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 // Director, CSC Northwest
Local economies are built around people. I'm here to bring the personal relationships back to small business finance.
Hilary Wilson // Product Development
Helping businesses leverage their social capital begins to erase the line between "business culture" and "community" in ways that benefit us all.
Todd MacDonald // Strategy and Operations
We're expanding the conversation around "ROI" at CSC. For me, it's about Reimagining Our Impact and Reinforcing Our Interdependence.
Emily Kanter // Finance Intern
Happy, healthy, sustainable communities begin with strong local economies. I believe CSC's model is the catalyst that can turn main street businesses into the drivers of prosperity.
Community Sourced Capital in the news
Blog// updates from the sustainable finance frontier
Of the many cool things we get to do when working on finance, collaborating with other local finance groups is at the top of our list of favorite things. This fall saw us hosting a creative session to discuss finance for farmers, so it was a good thing we had […]
Here at CSC’s Seattle headquarters, we’ve been privileged to be patrons of some of the great northwest businesses our loans have supported in this first year of operation. So, when Mike Easton from Il Corvo reached out to us to talk about a new Roman-style Pizzeria he wanted to launch […]
Traveling to Roanoke VA last week was a study in beauty and hospitality. I visited Brent Cochran, CSC co-founder and our SouthEast lead where he and his wife Meghan welcomed me into their home and showed me around the city. The folks in Roanoke are as inspiring as the autumn […]
The businesses we work with impact their communities with love. So sometimes their measurements might be a little outside the norm.
Guest blog from RSF Social Finance President and CEO Don Shaffer about finding new and emerging methods of finance.
Twelve months ago, our little company Community Sourced Capital was born with the audacious goal of creating innovative financial systems.
I’m excited to be working with CSC and helping to build more purposeful and authentic connections within communities, and at the same time, spreading the word and values of abundance.
Money circulates when we get paid; we move it when we spend it on rent and food; we move it when we pay our utilities bills. How often we move it in a certain time period is called “the velocity of money.”
“This is what you shall do: Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people, […]
As head of Business Development, a question I’m particularly sensitive to is “How is your sales pipeline?” or “What is your marketing strategy?”