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Reclaiming the power of our dollar: Mobilizing community capital to drive equitable development

Mica Fisher July 13, 2022

Place-based investing, retail investor empowerment, and the mega-trend of localism have created a growing community capital movement with varying interpretations and strategies. 

The session, moderated by the National Coalition for Community Capital (NC3) will showcase two examples of community capital. The REAL People’s Fund is a democratically-governed fund based in the Bay Area. Honeycomb Credit, is a national loan crowdfunding platform that connects small businesses seeking capital with community members and foundations seeking to lend capital.

In this comparison between models we shed light on the tradeoffs that come with scale, power, and stakeholder composition.



Meta Themes

  • Power and Capital


Advance Democracy, Deliver Equity and Inclusion

Purpose and Desired Outcome

By the end of the session, attendees will have tangible examples of how three organizations are empowering neighbors to invest in neighbors.


  • Allocators (Family Offices, HNW Individuals, Foundations)

  • Asset Managers

  • Entrepreneurs

  • Accelerators & Incubators

  • Intermediaries (Financial Advisers, Investment Bankers)

  • Service Providers

  • Corporate & SME


  • NameMica Fisher
  • TitleManaging Director
  • OrganizationNational Coalition for Community Capital (NC3)
  • StatusConfirmed
  • NameTopiltzin Gomez
  • TitleChief of Staff
  • OrganizationHoneycomb Credit
  • StatusConfirmed
  • NameLaurika Harris-Kaye
  • TitlePortfolio Director
  • OrganizationRUNWAY/REAL People's Fund
  • StatusConfirmed
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