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 community advocacy events and initiatives

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 $22,400,000 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.

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 $6,100,000 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
OneNKY Alliance
Alloy Development Co.
Covington Business Council
RC Durr Foundation
Charles & Julie Geisen Scheper
Park National Bank
Horizon Community Funds of NKY