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Nonprofit Finance Fund Launches AIM Healthy Fund

Nonprofit Finance Fund (NFF) introduced a fund to help community providers of health and human services play their crucial role in achieving better health outcomes.

The AIM Healthy fund launches with $13 million, supported by Blue Shield of California Foundation, the California Community Foundation, The California Endowment, Dignity Health, and The Kresge Foundation.

According to a media release, AIM Healthy loans and lines of credit can, for example, help a recuperative-care nonprofit to add beds that provide a bridge between the hospital and permanent housing combatting homelessness as well as hospital and jail readmissions, or a food-as-medicine nonprofit to partner with a health plan to lower costs and improve outcomes for patients with chronic diseases.

NFF said that AIM Healthy is a new resource targeted precisely at this need in California, where health outcomes innovation is happening across the public and nonprofit sectors. AIM Healthy offers customizable facility loans, loans for growth or expansion, bridge loans, lines of credit, and equipment loans to help organizations bridge gaps in their capacity and infrastructure. These loans are investments that ultimately will yield reduced health disparities and improved health and resilience for low-income individuals and communities.

NFF will work with each borrower to develop and track measurable objectives.

Along with the AIM Healthy capital pool, NFF will offer financial management advice and consulting to select borrowers, and will capture and disseminate learnings about how flexible loan capital can help community organizations to expand health services.

"AIM Healthy builds on NFF's three decades of work in nonprofit finance, applying tried and true product and sector knowledge to frontier work at the intersection of health and human services," said Norah McVeigh, Managing Director of Financing at NFF.

"Nonprofits have a critical role to play in advancing better health outcomes in America's underserved communities," said Antony Bugg-Levine, CEO of NFF. "NFF is proud to invest in and partner with organizations that are dedicated to advancing the social, as well as the clinical, determinants of health."

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