our mission

The Boston Impact Initiative Fund has a unique role in the field of impact investing. Our fund is focused on economic justice, which means that we invest in opportunity for all people—especially those most oppressed or abandoned by our current economic system—to lead a dignified and productive life.

meet our entrepreneurs

Dr. Tariana V. Little is the co-founder and CEO of EmVision Productions. She developed the Social Impact Storytelling™ framework that helps businesses and organizations convey their value and values.

Donald Alexis is a community organizer and advocate for affordable housing in Mattapan. He founded CICD to work with municipalities and developers to provide affordable housing in communities of Caribbean descent. 

Joanna Smith is a former educator and the founder of AllHere, an AI-powered technology solution for K-12 schools to increase student participation in school, reduce the dropout rate, and build engagement.

integrated capital

We believe that we can best support the creation of resilient local economies by using a range of integrated capital tools: loans, credit enhancements, equity investments, royalty finance, direct public offerings, crowdfunding, grants and more. By using this “whole portfolio” approach, the Boston Impact Initiative is able to choose the best capital instrument for the age and stage of each organization we invest in.

learn with us


This program engages fund managers from 12 communities in building inclusive and equitable local economies that restore the productive capacity of communities of color.


The bilingual (English/Spanish) Integrated Capital Cards can help fund managers, funders and impact investors learn how to deploy integrated capital to close the racial wealth divide.


Need help making the case for place-based impact investing? For investing for justice? For strengthening the solidarity economy? These links may provide the stories and data you need.

about us

We invest in enterprises throughout Eastern Massachusetts that address the growing wealth gap and ecological challenges of our times. Why do we do this? Because we believe there won’t be any change in the fundamental conditions that contribute to persistent poverty and injustice until and unless we create the opportunity for people to own and control their future.



If you are an investor interested in learning more about our fund, please visit our contact page to get in touch

If you are an entrepreneur seeking capital, please tell us about your business via our introduction form