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Self-Help is one of the largest and oldest Community Develoment Financial Institutions in the U.S. Its mission is to create and protect ownership and economic opportunity for low-wealth families and communities. Self-Help provides loans and financial services for business development, community facilities and consumer financial security. More than 10,000 individual and institutional impact investors have supported Self-Help to generate positive social and environmental impact and competitive financial returns. Self-Help manages $2 billion in assets, provides financial services to 90,000 families, and has made $6 billion in loans and investments to more than 80,000 businesses, non-profits and individuals to create a sustainable and equitable economy.


Self-Help measures its community impact by tracking a broad range of impact metrics specific to the various products we offer. We incorporate many IRIS metrics into our impact tracking and reporting efforts to communicate the effectivness of our work to our partners.

Other Impact Measurement Tools

Self-Help participates in several U.S.- focused impact assessment efforts, including the U.S. Treasury Department's Community Investment Impact System (CIIS), Opportunity Finance Network's Common Data Project, and the CARS rating system.