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Community Capital Advisors

Strategic Impact Investing Consulting

We provide foundations and mission-driven organizations with the guidance they need to implement impact investing strategies.

Community Capital Advisors helps foundations and mission-driven organizations maximize their impact by prudently aligning their investment capital, policies and practices with their mission to advance racial equity, inclusive economies, sustainable growth and healthy communities.  


We offer guidance, insight and ongoing support from a team of “been there” practitioners with in-depth community investing experience and commitment to racial equity, innovative thinking and action in the field of philanthropy.

What We Offer

What We Offer
Program Design and Implementation
Develop an Impact Strategy Framework
Governance Practices and Investment Consultant Searches
Governance Practices and Advisor/OCIO Searches
Research and Learning
Research, Analysis, and Peer Learning Cohorts

Why Partner With Us

Why Partner With Us

Place-based entities like community foundations, family foundations and other philanthropic organizations are increasingly embarking on a new value proposition that centers social equity in all facets of their work and complements traditional grantmaking with local community investments to achieve greater local impact. 

CCA offers expert guidance through the entire process of designing and implementing equity-focused, place-based investment strategies.  We draw on first-hand experience as practitioners and leaders across various domains to help place-based funders achieve greater impact by aligning their investment capital, policies and practices with their mission and goals to build vibrant inclusive communities. 

  • We are deeply committed to principles of racial equity and social justice

  • We bring cross-disciplinary expertise from philanthropy, investment, banking, affordable housing, and community development finance

  • We understand the unique complexities of foundations and equity-focused community investing  

  • We understand the intricacies of the community development environment and how to work collaboratively across stakeholder groups

  • We know how to leverage capital across asset classes and the full spectrum of impact investing strategies including recoverable grants, guarantees, program- and mission-related investments

Collaboration Benefits

With CCA’s support, your organization is better equipped to make community investments, directly and in collaboration with other investors, donors, government and community development financial institutions: 

  • We guide you through the entire process of design through implementation, and then provide ongoing day-to-day support of operations and administration

  • We help you with education, communications and consensus building that are responsive to board members, grantees, donors and the broader community

  • We help you achieve your public benefit purpose as an institutional asset owner by influencing an equitable flow of capital through the economy and ultimately to the communities you serve

  • We support your compliance with fiduciary duties of care and obedience


And for those who need it, CCA provides an outsourced solution for ongoing due diligence, monitoring and reporting so that even the smallest foundations can align their capital with their mission and accelerate impact.

Learn more about our services and the value that CCA can provide your organization. 

Our Team

Our Team

Bert Feuss

Senior Advisor

San Francisco, CA

Essma Bengabsia

Founder, Bengabsia Consulting

New York, NY

Steven Godeke

Founder, Godeke Consulting

New York, NY

Donna Kelley

Community Finance Advisor

Santa Fe, NM

Laneen Wells

Creative Consultant

New York, NY

Theresa Wilson


Akron, OH

Eric Weaver

Senior Advisor

Baltimore, MD

Marc Rand

Managing Partner

San Francisco, CA

Thurman V. White, Jr.

Investment Advisor

San Francisco Bay Area, CA

Erika Seth Davies

Racial Equity Advisor

Baltimore, MD

Rashaud Haines


New Orleans, LA

Partnership with Godeke Consulting

In response to the growing demand from foundations, nonprofits and philanthropic families to more closely align their investment resources with their values and missions, Godeke Consulting and Community Capital Advisors are now collectively providing the following range of services to mission-aligned clients:

  • Investment advisor searches

  • Stakeholder education and consensus building

  • Investment policy and belief statements

  • Investment governance reviews

  • Catalytic investment programs  

This partnership expands the expertise and networks we can bring to align more capital with mission. We work with our clients across all asset classes and impact themes including racial justice, gender lens and climate finance. Our team brings together decades of experience building the field of impact investing as advisors, trustees, academics, practitioners, authors and investment professionals.


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Social Justice Statement

We believe that a stable and secure financial future should be accessible to everyone.​


We believe that systemic oppression has kept many Black, Indigenous, Hispanic/Latina(o), Asian and other marginalized populations from achieving financial stability and security.​


We believe diversity in the finance and investment industry should be more reflective of our society.​


We commit to continuing to listen and learn and advocate for meeting the needs of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and people of color) communities and other marginalized people—and to help create an equitable financial system, as we believe a brighter financial future should be accessible to everyone.


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