The Center for Social Change (C4SC) is collaborating with Encore to create a state-wide social impact strategy for opportunity zones in Florida. C4SC fosters the growth and sustainability of nonprofit organizations by providing shared work space and related support services to its 75 nonprofit member partners. In turn, C4SC members serve the diverse socioeconomic needs of low-and-moderate-income individuals and communities. https://www.4socialchange.org/encore-opportunity-zone-fellowship
Through the Encore Opportunity Zone Fellowship, C4SC collaborates with bank depositors and impact investors to facilitate the targeted achievement of diverse socioeconomic missions in Florida-based opportunity zones. Expansion plans are being planned in California, Illinois, New York, Wisconsin, Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, New Mexico, Utah and Minnesota.
C4SC aggregates the assets, resources, capacities and capabilities of the nonprofit shared space community and other nonprofit organizations. The objective is to create diverse social impact through a process designed to transform investments in Qualified Opportunity Funds into place-based impact investments and consequently increase investor appeal.