This annually updated list is a gateway into the world of impact investing for investors and their wealth advisors, offering an easy way to identify experienced impact investment firms and explore potential investment options. The IA 50 is intended to illustrate the breadth of impact investment fund managers operating today; the IA 50 2012 represents $10.2 billion of capital invested across geographies, sectors, asset classes and impact areas such as community development, microfinance and clean technology.
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“Travois is deeply honored to be included with other investment opportunities that not only deliver stable financial returns but also provides enormous social benefits,” said David Bland, Travois chairman. “I feel extremely fulfilled and, know that our investors do too, whenever I hear that another home, or dozens of homes, has been built on an American Indian reservation because that means one more family will no longer have to worry about having decent, safe and affordable shelter.”
About Travois Holdings
Travois is a housing and economic development consulting firm that places investor funds in Indian Country development projects that create homes or businesses on reservations around the country. Since 1995, Travois has brought $420 million in private equity capital to Indian Country through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program, which has helped build or rehabilitate more than 4,000 homes, and has raised $30 million in New Markets Tax Credit investor equity, leveraging a total of $110 million in Indian Country debt and equity financing for economic development projects. One of Travois’ clients, Colville Homes II, was recently awarded a Charles L. Edson Tax Credit Excellence Award for its second LIHTC project, Colville Homes II, in recognition as a most outstanding LIHTC rural property. The Travois family of companies offers housing and economic development assistance, architectural design, civil engineering and inspection services, asset management, environmental assessments, consulting on green energy improvements and comprehensive training to the nation's American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian populations with clients in 17 states, from Hawaii and Alaska to Maine. Travois is currently seeking capital for future funds. For more information, visit www.travois.com.
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