The Colorado Impact Fund emerged from discussions among local leaders about the importance of supporting Colorado businesses that have a positive impact in our communities. We recognized that in addition to providing quality jobs and economic development, many Colorado companies contribute market solutions to social and environmental challenges. Simultaneously, civic-minded investors expressed interest in earning competitive returns while producing positive community impact.

To support the community in this vision, the founders of the Colorado Impact Fund and an affiliate of Vestar Capital manage the fund on a pro bono basis. This unique structure aligns the Fund with the most cost-efficient capital for entrepreneurs, financial returns for our investors and the growth and well-being of Colorado.

The intersection of these objectives and philosophies inspired the creation of the Colorado Impact Fund in 2014.