Boston Community Venture Fund (BCVF) is a leading community development venture capital fund that invests throughout the Northeast in high-potential businesses that create a "double bottom line" of financial and social returns. In addition to providing capital, we actively engage with our portfolio companies to help them achieve their growth objectives.

We view job creation as a primary indicator of social return but also invest in businesses that provide quality goods and services to lower-income communities or other disadvantaged populations, enhance the stability of lower-income or rural neighborhoods, or are women or minority-owned business enterprises. In addition, we seek companies that produce products that enhance the environment or reduce pollution.

Our typical initial investment ranges from $250,000 to $1.5 million. For larger deal sizes, we partner with an extensive network of co-investors to provide the needed capital. Unlike many strictly technology venture funds, we invest across a broad range of industries and company stages. We review opportunities on their individual merits and seek companies with strong management talent, clear competitive advantages and superior growth prospects. BCVF is a long-term partner that provides management support, board involvement, and follow-on financing.

BCVF is affiliated with Boston Community Capital, an organization focused on building stronger communities where lower- income people live and work.