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 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 cooperative development, with a focus on how co-ops can better support low-income communities. Alison works to amplify the potential of the cooperative business model for all people through technical assistance, grant funding and financing for capital projects.

Prior to Capital Impact, she spent 10 years as Director of Member Services and Grants Manager at the Urban Homesteading Assistance Board, where she helped create and sustain low-income cooperative housing in New York City.