Helping to align our money with our values.


Our Beginnings

The Initiative for Local Capital grew out of the Invest Local education series started by Milk Money in 2015. Over the years, we discovered a strong and growing desire among people from all walks of life to learn about how they can put their savings and investment dollars to work for themselves and their local economy by investing in local businesses. We created Local Cap to deepen and expand the educational programs and tools that will help increase the financial literacy of those wishing to invest their money where their hearts and homes are.

“In addition to charitable giving, we can put our money to work for ourselves and our communities by investing in local entrepreneurs and small businesses.”

— Janice Shade, FOUNDER


Our Mission

Local Cap's mission is to create an inclusive learning environment, accessible tools, and supportive networks that will increase the financial literacy of those who wish to invest their money according to their values. We envision a future where the re-circulation of wealth in a region cultivates strong, vibrant and resilient local economies, and a greater sense of place and community among citizens.  

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