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Welcome to Equalize Capital

Equalize Capital is an SEC registered asset management company with investment strategies serving banks, credit unions, ESG investors, and others. Our mission is to create and manage funds and strategies that provide investment to underserved and underbanked small businesses and persons that benefits the well being of local communities.

We establish and manage funds that invest in deserving communities including SBA loans to small businesses, mortgage loans to minority and low-income individuals, and loans that are tied to U.S. Government lending and investment programs that promote community development, green power, and sustainable investment.

Our Differentiation:
  1. Equalize Capital has the only U.S. mutual fund that focuses solely on community development loans including SBA 504 First Lien SBA loans, USDA Energy Infrastructure loans, and Bureau of Indian Affairs loans (the Equalize Community Development Fund)
  2. Equalize Capital has the only U.S. private fund (AHOMe) which focuses on increasing the availability of mortgages to deserving taxpayers with no defined residency status or a social security number through the origination and purchase of individual taxpayer identification number loans (ITIN loans)
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Gain or Maintain CRA Credit

Receive benefits and special recognition for complying with Community Reinvestment Act investments and maintain a high CRA credit rating.

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Impact Your Community with ESG Investing

See high financial returns and make a positive environmental and social impact through ESG investing.

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Serving Banks, Credit Unions and ESG Investors

Our funds are specifically designed around the needs of bank and credit union investors.

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Equalize Community Development Fund (EQCDX)

The Equalize Community Development Fund is a non-diversified, closed-end interval fund that invests primarily in the US Small Business Administration (“SBA”) 504 First Lien Loans. The Fund offers investors a path to claim favorable regulatory consideration of their investment under the Community Reinvestment Act through either investment or lending test credit.

The EQCDX Fund’s investment objectives are:

  • To provide and expand access to bank loans for small, growing businesses who have challenges obtaining traditional bank loans and qualify for SBA programs
  • To offer impactful ESG investment opportunities to investors across the US
  • Designed to facilitate lending to minority owned businesses, women-owned businesses, veteran-owned businesses, and those in economic opportunity zones providing socially beneficial value
  • To offer attractive dividend yields to investors in a CRA beneficial security

The American Home Opportunities Mortgage Fund (AHOMe)

The American Home Opportunities Mortgage Fund is a Fund designed for the needs of institutional investors seeking attractive yields from a portfolio of residential mortgage loans made to a deserving, yet underbanked community of borrowers. The Fund will buy and hold Individual Taxpayer Identification Number “ITIN” residential mortgages made to individual mortgage borrowers.

The AHOMe Fund’s investment objectives are:

  • To provide current income from a pool of residential mortgage loans
  • To maintain a well-diversified portfolio of loans to qualified borrowers
  • To provide for low-income and/or minority credit where available
  • To allow investors to benefit from owning residential ITIN loans in an attractive vehicle that offers economies of scale and quarterly liquidity
  • To offer high levels of interest income to investors in a CRA beneficial security

Recent News & Publications

SBA 504 Loan & Rates Monitor – March 2024

SBA 504 Loan & Rates Monitor – March 2024

Originations are down 22.1% compared to the same point in FY2023, noticeably lower than the 7.5% decline marked at the end of January 2024. We suspect that the program running the data has trouble recognizing February 29th, but multiple efforts to contact the SBA...

SBA 504 Loan & Rates Monitor – January 2024

SBA 504 Loan & Rates Monitor – January 2024

Through the end of December 2023, loan originations under the 504 loan program are down 5.8% compared to the same point in FY2023. This represents a noticeable improvement from the 13.6% decline versus the prior year measured one month ago. Comparisons to recent past...

SBA 504 Loan & Rates Monitor – December 2023

SBA 504 Loan & Rates Monitor – December 2023

We are a bit over a month into the SBA’s fiscal year 2024, and the problem of stale and out-of-date data on the SBA’s website is getting worse. Through the end of October, loan originations under the 504 loan program, 504 loan originations are down 13.3% compared to...

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Equalize has an affiliation with Alden Investment Group, which consists of registered investment advisor and broker/dealer entities. Alden provides additional ties to the banking industry through the provision of equity research services focused on the banking industry and macroeconomic research, as well as a sales force of over a dozen individuals who focus on providing benefit solutions to banking companies.

Equalize maintains a service agreement with Live Oak Bancshares, and parent of Live Oak Bank (LOB), the owner of the previous advisor to the EQCDX Fund. LOB is the nation’s second largest SBA 7A lender, by volume. Another LOB affiliate is Government Loan Solutions (GLS), a leading sales, settlement and analytics company serving SBA 7A and SBA 504 lenders and investors.

The Equalize Community Development Fund is distributed by Foreside Fund Services, LLC which is not affiliated with Equalize Capital or any affiliate. Foreside is not a registered investment advisor and does not provide investment advice.