Alison Powers

Manager, Cooperatives and Communities
Capital Impact Partners

Alison Powers is the Manager of Cooperatives and Communities at Capital Impact Partners, a national Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) that invests capital and commitment to help people and communities break the barriers to success. As part of its larger mission-driven efforts, Capital Impact encourages co-op development, with a focus on how co-ops can better support low-income communities. Alison works to amplify the potential of the co-op model for all people through technical assistance, grant funding, and financing for capital projects.

Capital Impact Partners has financed over $300 million in food, housing, and worker cooperatives; in addition to over $450,000 in grants to co-op development initiatives in historically marginalized communities. Prior to Capital Impact, Alison spent 10 years as Director of Member Services and Grants Manager at the Urban Homesteading Assistance Board, where she currently sits on the Board, helping create and sustain low-income cooperative housing in New York City.