The C. F. Foundation has invested an estimated $25 million in the community since 1993. The Foundation expects to remain involved in East Lake for the foreseeable future, though it hopes to provide less gap funding (for example, for the school) and more venture capital for special projects.

Investor ‒ Foundation or Endowment


  • Community Development and Housing
  • Education
  • Employment Generation

Target Populations:

  • Children
  • Families
  • Minority Populations
  • Urban Communities
  • Youth

Investment Vehicles Offered:

  • Debt
  • Equity
  • Grants
  • Guarantees
  • Loans

Target Stages of Growth:

  • Ideation
  • Start-up