Community Capital Advisors was founded on the vision that foundation capital can be leveraged in new and innovative ways to meet the changing paradigm of economics.
Our mission is to provide community and institutional foundations nationwide with leading insight, services, and partnership to accelerate their mission. We specialize in community loan funds.
Marc is the former Program Director for Loans and Affordable Housing at Marin Community Foundation (MCF). While at MCF Marc invested more than $50 million in Marin-based nonprofits during a 12 year period with a 0% default rate.
Marc also developed one of the nation’s first donor development strategies connected to impact investing while at MCF and was able to increase loan capital five-fold from $5 million to $25 million.
Marc served six years as a Board Member, two as Board Chair, for Opportunity Fund, a small business CDFI micro-loan fund with assets over $75 million.
Marc is a sought after expert and public speaker having spoken at several national conferences on nonprofit lending, including serving as guest lecturer at the Haas School of Business, University of Southern California, and the Aspen Institute.
Theresa supports Community Capital Advisors with portfolio management and internal operations. Previously she was at Avivar Capital where she managed internal operations and conducted investment due diligence and client portfolio management. Prior she supported a $50M impact portfolio at Omidyar Network, worked in SME Private Equity at the IFC, supported the Market Dynamics team at Results for Development, and served as a Kiva Fellow working to launch Kiva’s US-based micro finance platform. Before Kiva, she served in the U.S. Peace Corps in the Republic of Georgia and Costa Rica.
Theresa holds an MBA and MA in Global Affairs from Yale University where she was a Forte Fellow, Executive Director of the Yale Journal of International Affairs, and co-chair of the Yale Philanthropy Conference. She earned her BS in finance and in interdisciplinary business management with a marketing minor, magna cum laude, from Miami University.
BRIAN VAN WEELE
Brian specializes in providing strategic planning and consulting services to private foundations, charitable trusts and high-net worth donors. With over 25 years of philanthropic and nonprofit experience, he helps clients design and develop innovative approaches to maximize their philanthropic impact.
Brian has been the principal executive for seven family foundations representing over $175MM in philanthropic assets. He was a former Vice President for Philanthropic Services at Whittier Trust, Director of Philanthropic Planning for the Marin Community Foundation and served as Executive Director for Full Circle Programs.
Brian serves on a number of nonprofit boards and is a frequent speaker on effective grantmaking and private foundation management.
Megan brings 12+ years of experience and expertise in strategy, branding/communications, program design, and project management for the impact investing and social enterprise field to Community Capital Advisors.
Prior to becoming an independent advisor and consultant, Megan was the National Director for Brand and Services at Mission Hub LLC. During her 7 years with Mission Hub, Megan helped grow the Social Capital Markets Conference (SOCAP) into a leading impact investing conference that attracts 3,000+ cross-sector stakeholders from 70+ countries each year. She also helped launch and grow three Impact Hubs in the Bay Area and NYC, connecting thousands of changemakers to community, space, and programming.
While Megan has worked with and advised startups who are innovating across food, technology, arts and culture, and corporate innovation, she is most passionate about new systems to finance the future of equitable communities and cities. She is a writer for ImpactAlpha and a NationSwell Council Member.