Investments

Our focus is the local regenerative economy – sustainable food, farming and forestry, and renewable energy. We are particularly focused on investments in BIPOC communities.

Click to see investments made by Highlands and/or our related organizations.


Current Investments

Akiptan, Inc

Akiptan is the Lakota word for “working together, in a…

Beneficial Returns

Impact Investing with Philanthropic Capital: Revenue-producing and cost-saving equipment loans…

Beyond Good

​Heirloom chocolate directly sourced and processed in Madagascar. Farming methods…

Boston Impact Initiative

Fund focused on economic justice, investing in opportunity for all…

Building 38

Current tenants are a mix of non-profits ranging from social…

CA BIPOC Farmer and Land Steward Relief Fund

Building upon collaboration through their intersecting work with farmers of…

California Farmlink

Links independent farmers and ranchers with the land, financing and…

Capital Good Fund

Capital Good Fund is a social justice organization that uses…

Cavallo Point Lodge

A green and socially responsible ethos at the foot of…

Citizen Potawatomi CDC

The mission of the Citizen Potawatomi Community Development Corporation is…

ConnectUP! MN

Connecting underestimated entrepreneurs, local investors and the entrepreneur community, via…

Cook Inlet Housing

Cook Inlet Lending Center (CILC), a Cook Inlet Housing Authority…

Dirt Capital Partners

Purchasing farmland primarily in the east coast to provide long-term…

EcoEnterprises Fund

Offers tailored growth capital and strategic guidance to innovative impact…

Ecofiltro

Ecofiltro manufactures ceramic water filters with locally produced materials to…

Ecotrust Forest Management

Real asset investment manager that invests in working landscapes, including…

First Nations Community Financial

First Nations Community Financial (FNCF) provides opportunities for members of…

First Nations Oweesta Corporation

Supports economic growth in Native American communities across the nation…

Four Directions Development Corporation

Improving the social and economic conditions of the four Native…

Hawaiian Community Assets

Hawaii Community Lending (HCL) is a certified native Community Development…

Heavenly Organics

Organic raw honey – transforming lives, preserving bees and protecting the environment.

High Mowing

Over 600 heirloom, open-pollinated and hybrid varieties of vegetable, fruit,…

Hudson Valley Harvest

Local food distributor based in New York’s Hudson Valley, working…

Iluméxico

Solar off-grid systems for clean, affordable and user-friendly energy, benefitting…

Indigenous

Organic and fair-trade clothing committed to partnerships with culturally diverse…

Kiwa

Global brand of premium vegetable chips made from unique natural…

Lotus Foods

Organic, Heirloom, and Fair Trade specialty rice grown on family…

Micro Enterprise Services of Oregon

Micro Enterprise Services of Oregon (MESO) formed as a grassroots…

NACDC Financial Services

Providing alternative financing opportunities and financial literacy education for Native…

Native 360 Loan Fund

Native360 Loan Fund’s mission is to provide affordable credit, capital,…

Native American Natural Foods/ Tanka Bars

Native-owned and managed, NANF is a Certified B-Corp, and a…

Native Capital Access

Native CDFI providing community development, small business and affordable housing…

Native CDFIs via our affiliate, Tamalpais Trust

As a philanthropic organization and community investor with a very…

Native Conservancy

The Native Conservancy was established in 2003 to empower Alaska…

New Day Enterprises

Soil-grown microgreens, sustainably produced and equitably distributed. These high nutrient…

Organically Grown Company

Organic produce marketer and regional retail distributor, offering small farms…

Oweesta Native CDFI Investment Package

Hawaiian Community Assets Cook Inlet Housing First Nations Community Financial…

Perfect Earth Foods

Organic Rice and Chia pastas ethically produced and sourced from…

Raven Indigenous Capital

The Raven Indigenous Impact Fund focuses on bringing flexible patient…

Rush Creek Lodge

Green building and ongoing environmental practices in Yosemite, with an…

Sfoglini Pasta

Artisan pastas made with fresh, local ingredients from New York…

Staramaki

Natural straws and stirrers made from wheat stalks, produced by…

SunFunder

Unlocking capital for solar energy in emerging markets, with an…

The Runway Project

Helping African American Entrepreneurs take flight, by solving the 'friends…

Thoreau Center for Sustainability

The Thoreau Center is home to non-profit organizations involved in…

Thunder Valley CDC

A Lakota-run grassroots Community Development Corporation on the Pine Ridge…

Tiwa Lending Services

A non-profit entity whose mission is to promote the economic…

Veritable Vegetable

Woman-owned organic produce distributor, purchaser, transporter, and supplier of high…

White Earth Investment Initiative

Focused on helping create new jobs, improving community life, and…

Winona’s Hemp

Winona’s Hemp and the Anishinaabe Agricultural  Institute are working to…

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