Impact Finance Center is multi-university nonprofit academic center that identifies, trains, and activates philanthropists and investors to become impact investors.

Just as Accelerators such as TechStars, Village Capital, or 500 Startups identify, educate, and invest in entrepreneurs, Impact Finance Center is an Accelerator for the asset owners, where we identify, educate, and activate individuals and organizations who want to become impact investors



Awareness is the first step, which leads you to your next step, education. IFC will be launching the Impact Investing Education Institute in 2019, a social enterprise that will include our 30 impact investing classes we have developed during the past 3 years. We invite you to take one of IFC’s classes in person or work with us to develop a custom solution for you or organization. Whether you want to participate in the IFC Impact Investing Fellowship, take the pilot online Community Foundation & Impact Investing Course, or attend the Corporate Impact Investing Course, we have a team of 20 IFC Senior Advisors who are leaders in their respective fields who can educate you and your teams.
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Our education is informed by our participatory action research that includes the Foundation Review article, “Laying the Groundwork of the National Marketplace” lays out a strategy. Learn More >

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Advisory services

You are aware and have found education opportunities by participating in a class or a IFC Impact Investing Fellowship and now you are ready to take action. IFC Senior Advisors are available to provide you capacity building along the way. Whether you want start with a consultation, evaluate you existing investment advisor, want IFC to lead the search process for your new investment advisor, upgrade your governance, or hire an “Impact Guide” or Outsourced Chief Impact Officer for ongoing support. Learn More >

Impact Investing Education institute

The only way we, as a backbone organization, can keep supporting this great work in Colorado and other geographies is by developing social enterprise to support this work. IFC is currently researching community ownership options such as direct public offerings to raise capital to create a white labeled high quality affordable Impact Investing Investing Education Institute. We need all of help we can get from pro-bono legal services to press. If you think you can help, please fill out this survey.

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co impact days, mar 12-14

CO Impact Days, a three-year effort to catalyze $100M of investment in social ventures and is the first-ever statewide marketplace for impact investing. Since inception, we completed over 170 presentations and courses to over 5,000 participants. CO Impact Days 2016 and 2017 together showcased more than 150 social ventures, connecting them to mentors, partners, and impact investment capital. Early estimates indicate that 258 direct impact investments of $201M have been completed since 2012, in addition to upgrading the governance of several asset owners. Learn More >


In partnership with the State of Colorado, Commons on Champa of the Denver Downtown Partnership, Impact Finance Center and CO Impact Days, we invite you to Denver for a pre-conference 1-Day National Opportunity Zone Summit. Learn More >