We help cities maximize the benefits of green infrastructure for their communities.
Fresh Coast Communities was founded in 2016 out of the work of its affiliated partner, Fresh Coast Capital. Because the history of Fresh Coast Communities is strongly intertwined with the history of its affiliate, Fresh Coast Capital, we share the history of both organizations here.
Fresh Coast Capital was launched in early 2014 to help communities revitalize by redeveloping vacant and underutilized urban land into productive green spaces using project models designed to attract private capital and increase the availability of financial resources for revitalization. It is a B-Corp certified, mission-driven, women-owned, for-profit project developer that guides communities to achieve and implement their vision of comprehensive “green infrastructure”. These strategies are ultimately intended to combat community disinvestment and drive ecological health, shared prosperity, and strengthened community.
To date, Fresh Coast Capital has:
While developing these projects, Fresh Coast Capital recognized that it could achieve greater impact if it were also able to invest in public education, community engagement, workforce development, health and other areas of programming that cities may not be able to pay for. These charitable activities would need to be managed through a nonprofit that would be independent from, but have access to, the resources of Fresh Coast Capital. This led to the formation of Fresh Coast Communities.
The two organizations are legally independent entities with independent boards and intend to coordinate their operations, as permissible, by creating a coherent enterprise that strengthens ability to fulfill their complementary missions. An Affiliation MOU and a legally executed “Resource Sharing Agreement” govern the relationship between the two entities.