What is Community Capital? Community capital harnesses the financial wealth that exists within a region to support local, community-serving businesses and organizations, and keeps this wealth re-circulating for the benefit of the whole community. BALLE created the Community Capital Toolkit as a way to introduce the fundamental concepts of community capital and to illuminate stories of impact as a result of re-localizing investment in regions across North America.

Included in the Community Capital Toolkit is:

The Guide to Community Capital: a 20-page introduction to the ideas and language of community capital, filled with on-the-ground examples from local communities across North America, including:

  • Sources of Financial Capital
  • Tools for Deploying Capital
  • Investment Offerings and Community Capital Platforms
  • Glossary of Financial Terms