We provide loans to housing and small business development with a focus on women and the poor. In addition, we are interested in fostering cooperative development, community loan funds, community banks and credit unions, and micro-enterprise loan funds. Loans are made directly to projects as well as through intermediaries. International loans must be made through intermediary organizations and maintain a U.S. board of directors
Our goal is to help create sustainable jobs and affordable housing for those marginalized by the larger economy. Since 1978, we have made over 500 loans to worker-owned cooperatives, credit unions, banks, housing projects, loan funds and community organizations.
- Current Investments (pdf) – Adrian Dominican Sisters community investments work to promote social, economic and environmental justice, including development in low-income and minority communities. We share with you a list of current community investments in our portfolio (as of June 30, 2021).
The Adrian Dominican Sisters are in partnership with organizations that share our goal and vision of creating economic opportunities for poor and disadvantaged people, including: