New Financing Model Unlocks Millions to Build Affordable Homes

May 16, 2019 – San Diego, CA – Today, Mission Driven Finance announces that investors have contributed more than $1 million to a new impact investing fund that will support the construction of affordable homes for low-income families. Investors concerned about the region’s housing crisis contributed to Mission Driven Finance’s Homebuilding Investment Fund in order to accelerate San Diego Habitat for Humanity’s construction in Logan Heights, El Cajon, National City and Encinitas. The Fund is targeted to close at $2 million in June 2019.

In 2018, Mission Driven Finance launched the Homebuilding Investment Fund to connect socially conscious investors with a meaningful way to address the region’s housing crisis. Unlike traditional investment firms, Mission Driven Finance develops opportunities for enterprises doing good to access the capital they need to create positive impact in their communities. Investors with the firm measure return in both financial gain and community benefit — such as this much-needed housing for families struggling to make ends meet.

The Homebuilding Investment Fund functions much like a line of credit for San Diego Habitat, allowing the organization to bid competitively for land, develop housing and jump start construction. This means San Diego Habitat can acquire and build new home sites more quickly, while still empowering families earning less than the Area Median Income to build equity as they purchase the homes through affordable 30-year mortgages.

Investors in this fund are a mix of direct private investors, foundations, and donor-advised fund holders at Jewish Community Foundation of San Diego and The San Diego Foundation.

Potential accredited or charitable investors can learn more about the Homebuilding Investment Fund at or through partners at Jewish Community Foundation and The San Diego Foundation.


How to get involved: Interested current or prospective donors can learn more by contacting Foundation Vice President Brian Zumbano at or 619-235-2300.

About Mission Driven Finance

Mission Driven Finance is a private impact investment firm and Certified B Corporation dedicated to building a financial system that ensures good businesses have access to sufficient, affordable capital. Built from the ground up with a single purpose—to make it easy to invest in your community—we actively develop impact investment products to close financial gaps that close opportunity gaps. Discover how easy it is to invest in your community at

About The San Diego Foundation

The San Diego Foundation maximizes the impact of your charitable giving. We mobilize philanthropic resources to advance quality of life, increase social impact and champion civic engagement. For more than 40 years, The Foundation and our donors have granted more than $1.1 billion to grow a vibrant San Diego region. Learn more on our website, and consider a donation to the Fund for the Future Endowment which supports San Diego community needs for good, forever.

About San Diego Habitat for Humanity

People in our community partner with San Diego Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners build their homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage.  With our help, Habitat homeowners achieve the strength, stability, and independence they need to build a better life for themselves and their families. Habitat for Humanity exists through volunteer labor and contributions of money, land and materials, including purchases and donations to the ReStore, Habitat’s discount home improvement retail center. For more information, visit or call 619-283-HOME (4663).


Shannon Sneade, Mixte, 702-540-8108,,

Justin Nunez, The San Diego Foundation, 336-254-7056,



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