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Impact

Money is our tool for impact. Where other lenders step back, we step in.

At BlueHub Capital, we live our mission by making catalytic investments that amplify community strengths—investments that create wealth and educational opportunity; that fill unmet needs for quality jobs, health- and childcare, housing and community facilities; and investments that support innovation to combat climate change and make all communities more sustainable.

Reducing economic inequality is at the heart of why BlueHub exists and why we do the work we do. Our investments focus on marginalized communities, particularly those who’ve been systematically denied access to capital.

We hold ourselves accountable through our impact measurement and management (IMM) practice. Our IMM practice helps us understand who we serve, how we deliver on our mission and values, and what we can do differently and better. It’s about learning, together, how we can partner to help build healthier, more resilient and more equitable communities.

Impact Stories

Impact by the numbers 

29,300+

Units of affordable housing built, preserved or enhanced

1,000+

Foreclosure-related evictions prevented

20,400+

Children served in early education and daycare facilities

66,500

Students served at high-quality schools and youth programs

197,700+

Patients receiving care in state-of-the-art healthcare facilities

6.9M+

Square feet of new and renovated commercial real estate and community facilities

$50M+

Wealth put back into the community by our foreclosure relief lending

64.8M

Kilowatt hours of solar electricity generated

21,100+

Jobs created or retained

Meeting and Exceeding Industry Standards

Our impact measurement aligns with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which aim to tackle the world’s most dire social and economic challenges. BlueHub’s investments, as certified by global rating organization Sustainalytics, are aligned with the following SDGs:

  • Goal 1: No Poverty
  • Goal 2: Zero Hunger
  • Goal 3: Good Health and Wellbeing
  • Goal 4: Quality Education
  • Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • Goal 9: Industry Innovation and Infrastructure
  • Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities
  • Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

BlueHub also is an active partner in the Impact Management Project, a forum for organizations to build consensus on how to measure, compare and report impacts on environmental and social investments.

Coast-to-coast impact

BlueHub Capital has invested in people and projects to promote healthier communities in 29 states and Washington, DC, where 75% of the US population lives. Each year, we expand our reach into the regions where our capital is needed most.

Map of the US indicating the 29 states where BlueHub has made investments. The states with the highest volume of lending at CA, MA, NY, LA and CT.

When it comes to understanding, measuring and using impact data, our approach is rigorous and transparent. We look at a set of clearly defined indicators to determine the potential of our investments to create healthy communities where people with low wealth live and work.

Before providing financing, BlueHub Loan Fund evaluates every investment we consider to determine if it will generate significant positive benefits for people with low incomes. Our impact measurement practice involves a customized set of tools that center mission in measurement, including:

  • SIR, our Social Impact Rating scale and system for assessing loans for BlueHub Loan Fund prior to underwriting, which codifies our values by measuring impact and mission fit
  • REAPP, otherwise known as Racial Equity Assessment that’s Proactive and Practical, a tool we developed to assess a loan’s potential to build wealth for people of color, address social determinants of health and advance racial equity
  • Charter School Lending Impact Assessment Protocols. To evaluate whether a school effectively supports and serves all students, we consider its teacher and student demographics, disaggregated test results, family and community engagement, curricula, policies, leadership and operations, and discipline practices. We are a founding member of the CDFI Racial Equity Collaborative on Education.

Impact Stories