Carrie Vanderford Sanders
CEO / Founder , Hope Community Capital
AREAS OF EXPERTISEBUSINESS STRATEGY DEAL DOCUMENTS DESIGN THINKING DUE DILIGENCE INNOVATION FRAMEWORKS AND STRATEGY PITCHING WORKING WITH ENTERPRISES BUSINESS PLAN/MODEL COACHING ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FINANCE STRATEGIC PLANNING UNCOVERING YOUR PURPOSE
Carrie brings 15+ years’ experience focused on community development finance to connect community development projects with financing, and investors and organizations with opportunities to cultivate sustainable, inclusive, and thriving communities. She does this through advisory services and assistance in raising, structuring and closing diverse sources of capital. Prior to forming Hope Community Capital LLC, Carrie has been the Director of Lending and the Director of Structured Community Finance for a statewide Community Development Financial Institution where she managed the organization’s community development consulting practice and managed the development of the organization’s successful New Markets Tax Credit program. Carrie has also worked as a senior consultant for a national accounting firm. Carrie holds a Masters in City Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is a doctoral student at Benedictine University in Values Driven Leadership. Carrie enjoys assisting social entrepreneurs in accessing capital.
Hope Community Capital raises capital and provides development advisory services to accelerate the work of organizations whose mission it is to expand economic opportunity for underserved people and communities. We are experts in the intricate process of accessing, structuring, and closing financial capital for high-impact community development projects. Our specialties: Development Advisory Services, Community Development Finance, New Markets Tax Credits, Community Development Financial Institutions.