The mission of the Center for Civic Innovation is to address challenges by empowering people to shape the
future of our city by designing local public policy from the ground up.



  • Access to Finance
  • Agriculture/Food
  • Community Development and Housing
  • Education
  • Employment Generation
  • Health

Target Populations:

  • Children
  • Minority Populations
  • Urban Communities
  • Women/Girls

Investment Vehicles Offered:

  • Debt
  • Grants
  • Loans

Intermediary ‒ Independent Financial Advisor, Nonprofit Organization, Supporting Organization

Services offered to investors:

  • Link investors, investees and stakeholders providing them with services

Supported Stages of Growth:

  • Ideation

Supported Investment Vehicles

  • Loans
  • Seed Grants
  • A contract for funding if and when the services delivered a pre-agreed-upon social or environmental impact result

We try to do risk management by partnerning with investors by taking smaller organizations and walk them through accelarator programs to be more eligible for investing. We have helped Invest Atlanta with debt based deals. We have worked with a foundation with a pre-screening process for their upcoming grants and loans.

Enabler ‒ Nonprofit Organization, Supporting Organization

Services offered to enterprises:

  • Accelerator
  • Competition
  • Convening
  • Co-working Space
  • Incubator
  • Mentoring
  • Networking
  • Promotion
  • Technical Assistance
  • Training

1) Our primary way is to help with ideation workshops (low cost). 2) Joining our accelerator program. They get a stipend and mentorship opportunities. 3) They can join our incubator service (linking with investors, networking). 4) Co-working space slightly below market rate and only for impact organizations.