" "


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 


Units of affordable housing built, preserved or enhanced


Foreclosure-related evictions prevented


Children served in early education and daycare facilities


Students served at high-quality schools and youth programs


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


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


Wealth put back into the community by our foreclosure relief lending


Kilowatt hours of solar electricity generated


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 42 states and Washington, DC, where over 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 42 states (plus Washington, DC) where BlueHub has made investments. The states with the highest volume of lending are 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.
  • Baseline Borrower Survey is administered before BlueHub Loan Fund closes a loan to collect information about: the demographics of existing and intended project beneficiaries, borrower organizational leadership demographics, borrower racial equity policies and practices, and basic project data such as square footage, people served, jobs and employment benefits. Questions from a previously-used tool (REAPP) were integrated into the Baseline Borrower Survey.
  • 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.

BlueHub's loans are often not the biggest, but they are the most important.

David Greenblatt EVP of Finance, Beacon Communities

Impact Stories