Support for Catalytic Fund comes from:


Long term, unsecured loans from a consortium of investors that are pooled to create a revolving loan fund (Catalytic Investor Fund)


Grants and equity investments providing supplemental capital to provide credit enhancement for riskier transactions (Catalytic Flexible Capital Pool)


Grants to support our operations and activities (Catalytic Supporter funds)


Sponsorships for specific events such as the Beyond the Curb Urban Living Tours.

The Catalytic Fund is a 501(c)(3) company, so grants and contributions are tax-deductible. Because our company is a CDFI, funds provided for investments or operating support qualify for CRA credit. Because our work is mission driven, foundations and individuals can make Impact Investments or Program Related Investments in the Catalytic Fund.

Catalytic Investment Fund

Eighteen private entities consisting of banks, corporations, and foundations provide investment capital for our $22,200,000 Investor Fund in the form of long-term, low interest rate loans. Investors participate in each Catalytic Fund transaction on a pro rata basis. As Catalytic Fund investments are repaid, the principal is returned to the Investor Fund and recycled for future transactions. There is no limit on the size of our Investor Fund and we welcome new participants. To learn more about becoming a Catalytic Investor and our investment terms, please click here.

We are proud to include Duke Energy, Corporex, Stock Yards Bank & Trust, BB&T now Truist, Central Bank and First Financial Bank among our investors.We are proud to include Huntington Bank, Fifth Third Bank, PNC, CFBank, US Bank, Peoples Bank and Heritage Bank among our investors.We are proud to include St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Greater Cincinnati Foundation, Commonwealth Bank & Trust, The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr. Foundation among our investors.

Catalytic Flexible Capital Pool

Our $3,900,000 Flexible Capital Pool provides selective funding for projects having high community impact but higher risk factors than those funded solely through our Catalytic Investor Fund. We use Flexible Capital Pool funds to provide a first loss match for transactions involving property acquisition, pre-development activities, or projects needing a low cost equity source that can be flexibly repaid. This capital source is critical to our work and we are actively seeking new Flexible Capital Pool investors.

Fifth Third Bank, CDFI Fund, Greater Cincinnati Foundation

Catalytic Supporters

The Catalytic Fund’s operations and activities are partially supported by tax deductible contributions from our Catalytic Investors and other foundations, companies, and individuals. Here is a list of our past and present Catalytic Supporters.

PNC Bank
Greater Cincinnati Foundation
US Bank Foundation
The Ralph V. and Carol Ann Haile US Bank Foundation
Duke Energy
First Financial
Bank of Kentucky
Fifth Third Foundation
Western & Southern
People's Bank
Huntington Bank
Stock Yards Bank & Trust
St. Elizabeth Healthcare
Corporex Companies Inc.
Scripps Howard Foundation
Mackey Advisors
Procter & Gamble Foundation
Vision 2015
Northern Kentucky Regional Alliance
Covington Business Council
RC Durr Foundation
Charles & Julie Geisen Scheper
Park National Bank
Horizon Community Funds of NKY

Past and Present Event Sponsors

The Catalytic Fund organizes special one-time events and the regularly occurring Beyond the Curb Urban Living Tours, which typically draw 600+ attendees from more than 70 different zip codes.

Past and present event sponsors include:

Ace Hardware
Amann, Joy
Amann, Tom
Anna B. Milburn Family Foundation
Arlington Properties
Aqua on the Levee
Arcadian Comics & Games
Ashley Commercial Group
Baron, Peck, Bennie, Schlemmer
Bellevue-Dayton Sun
Boone, Josh
Braxton Brewery
Brighton Center
City of Newport
Clark Schaefer Hackett
Comey & Shepherd Realtors
Comisar, Kathy
Copenhaver, Clint
Capital Investment Group
Carabello Coffee
Central Bank
Children, Inc.
Citizens Bank of Northern Kentucky
City of Bellevue
City of Covington
City of Dayton
City of Ludlow
Corporex Companies, Inc.
Covington Business Council
Design to Market Home Staging
Dullahan Restorations
Duveneck Square Apartments
East Row Historic Foundation
Engineering Building Systems, Inc.
Fedders Construction
First Financial Bank
Flaherty & Collins
Forcht Bank
Friends of Covington
Frost Brown Todd
Hogan Consulting
Hotel Covington
House of Orange
Hub + Weber
Huff Realty
Huntington Bank
J.A. Trautmann Realtors
Jeff and John Winkle Studio

John R. Green Lofts
Kamp Flooring
Kentucky Furniture
Kirkpatrick, Jessica Sara
Long, Laura
Ludlow Historic Society
LVX Painting
Mansion Hill Properties
Menge, Laura
Michael P. Bach PSC
Mueller Financial Inc.
Neighborhood Foundations
Neltner Small Batch
New Riff Distilling
Newberry Bros. Coffee
Newport Business Association
Newport on the Levee
Option Financial
Orleans Development
Park Hills Garden Tour
Pivot Realty
Realty Link
Renaissance Covington
Republic Bank
River City News
Rivertown Development Group
Robinson Sotheby’s International Realty
Ronald B. Jones Funeral Home
Salyers Group
Sherwin Williams
Skypoint Luxury Condos
Southbank Partners
Stock Yards Bank and Trust
Strauss & Troy
Studio Art & Stone
Sullivan University
The Ascent at Roebling’s Bridge
The Comisar Network
The Flying Pig
The Turn Vintage Warehouse
Towne Properties
US Bank
Weber, Rebecca
WorK Architecture