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Community Capital Toolkit

Toolkit: Community Capital

What is Community Capital? Community capital harnesses the financial wealth that exists within a region to support local, community-serving businesses and organizations, and keeps this wealth re-circulating for the benefit of the whole community.  BALLE created the Community Capital Toolkit as a way to introduce the fundamental concepts of community capital and to illuminate stories of impact as a result of re-localizing investment in regions across North America.  

Community Capital Toolkit Contents 

  Manuals Videos and Webinars
  Case Studies Blogs


Case Studies

Jessica Norwood, founder of Emerging ChangeMakers Network, is interested in changing how capital works in order to build community wealth and address systemic inequity in the Black Belt region of Alabama. Read about:

Videos and Webinars

Click the playlist icon in the top left corner of the video player to browse the full list of videos, or scroll down for a list of highlighted videos.

Watch the full BALLE Community Capital video playlist!


Community Capital Library

Books about local investing:


Community capital-focused organizations: