Are you are a non-profit or co-op looking to raise financing for a capital project?
Tapestry helps you leverage your community to finance your dream projects using a financial innovation called community bonds. These allow supporters to become investors in projects that are meaningful to them.
Your work is important and needs to happen on a greater scale.
Let’s engage your community to invest in that change.
PROJECTS FINANCED WITH COMMUNITY BONDS
Sustainable Food Systems
Sustainable Energy Projects
Inclusive & Affordable Housing
Arts & Culture Hubs
Are community bonds right for your project?
What is a Community Bond?
THE SMART WAY TO RAISE COMMUNITY INVESTMENT
Community Bonds are a proven social finance tool, used by not-for-profits and co-operatives, that generate both a social and financial return. This tool allows an established organization to leverage their community of supporters to help finance the purchase of a fixed-asset, like a new space or major equipment.
- Issued exclusively by non-profits, charities and co-operatives
- Bonds are issued in the name of the local organization
- An interest-bearing loan which must be repaid with interest
- Typically helps to finance 10-40% of a total project cost
The flexible structure of a Community Bond allows organizations to attract investments from across a wide range of local supporters – from average citizens through to accredited investors, corporations and foundations.
Beyond unlocking private capital, Community Bonds:
- Keep wealth in the community
- Promote local economic development and inclusion
- Allow organizations to to align their financing with their values and mission
- Build powerful public support and pride in community projects
- Generate media attention
What your investors will share is a passion for their community, a pride of ownership and a drive to see a true impact and change in the world around them.
We help you elevate your supporters into investors
Tapestry Community Capital is a non-profit co-op that supports other co-ops and non-profits in raising and managing community investment. Since 1998, the Tapestry team has supported some of Canada’s largest social enterprises in successful community financing campaigns.
We believe in the power of community. Our role is to enable and empower local leadership to bring dreams to reality. With our support, you can focus on what you do best and feel confident that you will be able to unlock the capital you need to scale your organization.
We have worked with organizations across multiple sectors, from renewable energy to co-working, in raising and managing $61 million from over 3,900 investors. What do they all share in common? Like us, they are driven by a deep respect and concern for the environment and the communities they live in. Tapestry, and all our clients, strive to leave the world a better place.
We have the experience to help you structure your investment, the people to support your team to raise the needed funds, and we provide the back-office support to ensure your investors are managed reliably and professionally.
Tapestry services for every stage of your bond raise
We will help you structure your bond offering to meet the needs of both your project and your community, and ensure that your offering complies with all legal regulations.
We will help you to create your pitch and marketing plan in order to target investors effectively, and support your investor relations efforts. We will ensure that you have access to the capital you need, when you need it.
Development of Marketing Collateral
Bond Sales Processing
We will manage your investor efficiently and securely for the term of the bond on our custom-built platform. Community members receive a financial return and feel proud of their contribution to the local community.
Data Storage & Security
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Let’s bring your project to life
If you are interested in using Community Bonds to finance your next project, our Tapestry team can help you. We have the expertise, staff and technology to make your bond campaign a success.
Invite us to be part of your impact team
We’re here to help you create your unique tapestry of community support every step of the way. We bring our financial expertise and experience to weave into your team’s fabric. Meet our team members.