BCC provides community builders with a range of financial services and products, including loans,
equity investments, and technical assistance. It operates through four subsidiaries:
Boston Community Loan Fund (BCLF), the program in which Calvert Foundation invests,
finances affordable housing, child care facilities, and community organizations that serve
Boston Community Venture Fund (BCVF) invests in emerging,
high-potential businesses that create jobs, goods, and services to low-income communities. BCVF
seeks companies that offer a "double bottom-line" of social and financial returns.
Boston Community Managed Assets (BCMA) develops new business initiatives and innovative
funding vehicles for low-income people and communities, including BCC's New Markets Tax Credit
Aura Mortgage Advisors is a mortgage brokerage business dedicated to
helping people understand the mortgage process and own a home they can afford. Our mission is to
educate future hopeful homeowners on the perils of predatory lending practices, teaching them how
to pick the right mortgage options, and helping them make well informed decisions throughout the
Investments by individuals, banks, religious organizations, foundations, and
institutions such as Calvert Foundation provide the lending capital to BCC. Loans have a $1,000
minimum and a minimum term of one year, and earn 0-4% interest.