C3 Fund’s Mission
Provide local investors with loan products and development services to grow their portfolio resulting in accumulation of wealth for community entrepreneurs, preservation of affordable housing, and stabilization of communities that were historically disinvested.
Local residential real estate entrepreneurs lack access to capital for investments and redevelopment projects in their communities.
C3 offers capital solutions to local investors developing quality affordable housing in LMI communities.
C3 became a certified community development financial institution in 2017.
Staff and Community Advisory Board
Tiffany Taylor leads C3 Fund as the Program Director responsible for strategic planning and capital raising. Prior to C3 Fund, Tiffany served as the Community Reinvestment Act “CRA” Investment Officer for Wintrust Financial. With a passion for providing capital to underserved communities, she underwrote new investments that created or preserved affordable housing and jobs for low to moderate census tracts. In that role, Tiffany managed a $200MM+ portfolio of investments across multiple asset classes such as Loan Pools to CDFIs, Small Business Investment Companies, Low Income Housing Tax Credits, Equity Equivalent Investments, etc. Tiffany also served as the Loan Committee Chair for Community Investment Corporation “CIC” 1-4 Unit Loan Committee and was also a Loan Committee Member for CIC’s Multifamily Lending Program. Previously, Tiffany honed her underwriting skills through credit rotations in: Middle Market Commercial and Industrial, Wealth Services, Franchise Lending, and Capital Markets. Prior to Wintrust, Tiffany started her career at J.P. Morgan where her product knowledge spanned across derivatives trading and syndicated loans. Tiffany received her BS degree in Business Economics from DePaul University. She is also a class of 2019 graduate of the IMPACT Leadership Development Program, a 9 month program for executives in collaboration between Chicago Urban League and University of Chicago Booth. Tiffany is a certified Money Smart instructor and has facilitated financial literacy workshops in underserved communities. In her spare time, Tiffany is a dedicated coach and serves on the associate board of One Million Degrees “OMD”. OMD empowers low-income, highly motivated community college students to succeed in school and work to strengthen the region’s middle class.
The Role of the Advisory Board
Our Community Advisory Board plays an active role in defining our loan products, giving us feedback and aiding in our neighborhood outreach efforts