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Support the Institute for Community Economics

For over 35 years the Institute for Community Economics (ICE) has directed social investments to populations and communities under-served by traditional financial services by leveraging investor capital to provide critical financing to innovative permanently affordable housing solutions. ICE investments have financed more than 5,000 affordable homes across 30 states since 1979.

ICE relies on the financial support of generous donors and socially minded investors. This support makes affordable housing a reality across the United States.

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Institute for Community Economics
1101 30th St. NW Suite 100 A
Washington, DC 20007

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Invest in the ICE Investor Note

The ICE Investor Note is a high impact fixed income security. ICE is committed to double bottom line impact, combining financial and social returns. Investors earn a fixed financial return, support their philanthropic goals and bring much needed affordable housing financing capital to Main Street.


About the ICE Investor Note
Minimum Investment: $2,000
Financial Return: 0–3% at terms of 1–10 years

Investor Portfolio Highlights
Over $8 million dollars currently invested
Over 145 unique investors
100% repayment rate to date (although past performance does not guarantee future results)


The ICE Prospectus offers investors a complete description of our ongoing work and a variety of investment rate and term options. The ICE Investor Note is currently available in 21 states and the District of Columbia.


Access the ICE Investor Note*>>

For more information about investing with ICE, contact Jessica Reid, Investor Relationship Manager at or 202-333-8931 ext 135. To confirm if the ICE Investor Note is available in your state and to download the ICE Prospectus and Investor Application click here.


*The Institute for Community Economics Investor Note is offered by Institute for Community Economics, Inc., a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation. The Institute for Community Economics Investor Note is not FDIC or SIPC insured and is only available in states in which it has been registered. This website is neither an offer to sell nor a solicitation of an offer to buy these securities. The offering is made only by the ICE Prospectus which should be read before investing. Financials are current as of June 30, 2013.

About ICE’s Impact>>


Green = States where ICE has made loans
Lettered-states = States where ICE's Investor Note is currently available

A Pioneer in Social Investing

"We are very proud of our long-time association with Institute for Community Economics (ICE). In 1984, our founder, Joan Bavaria, invited Chuck Matthei, ICE's founder, to a meeting of the recently-formed Social Investment Forum. Our clients began investing in ICE later that same year. Many clients who made early investments in ICE remain invested today."

Randall P. Rice
Community Investments Administrator
Trillium Asset Management Corporation