Who We Are
Greenline Ventures ("Greenline") is an impact-focused investment management firm that specializes in providing creative and flexible capital to underserved businesses and communities that are often neglected by traditional capital providers.
We are committed to leveraging our knowledge, experience, and community resources to serve the capital needs of low-income communities. Our mission is to (1) improve the flow of capital into underserved communities and (2) motivate market rate capital to invest in community priorities. We place high importance on our relationships with our borrowers/investees and seek to partner with businesses that can generate positive impacts in their respective local communities, as well as strong risk-adjusted returns for our investors.
Since our inception in 2004, Greenline has raised over $1.8 billion of capital and has invested over $2.5 billion in businesses and projects in high distress census tracts throughout the country. We operate as both a Community Development Entity ("CDE") and Community Development Financial Institution ("CFDI"). Greenline was also one of the first CDEs to receive a New Markets Tax Credit ("NMTC") allocation award at the inception of the NMTC program. To date, Greenline has been the recipient of nine NMTC allocation awards totaling $597 million, making us one of the most active CDEs in the NMTC program.
Greenline is an employee-owned and minority-controlled entity. We are headquartered in Denver, CO with an office in Washington, D.C..
This institution is an equal opportunity provider. In accordance with federal law and U.S. Department of the Treasury policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.
Community Development Financial Institution
Greenline's subsidiary, Greenline Community Development Fund, is a certified Community Development Financial Institution ("CDFI"), which is a designation given by the CDFI Fund to specialized organizations that provide financial services in low-income communities. Through its nationwide network of CDFIs, the CDFI Fund works to empower low-income and underserved people and communities to enter the financial mainstream.
In 2015, Greenline earned its certification as a B Corporation, an acknowledgment of our commitment to social and environmental ethics, transparency and accountability. The B Corp community works toward reduced inequality, lower levels of poverty, a healthier environment, stronger communities, and the creation of more high-quality jobs with dignity and purpose.
In 2019, Greenline earned a Green Business Certification from Green America. Since 1982, Green America has certified green businesses that are committed to using business as a platform for social change. As a member of the Green Business Network, we have adopted principles, policies and practices that improve the quality of life for our customers, employees, communities, and the planet.