SDS Capital Group - Los Angeles, CA

Since 2001,
SDS Capital Group has been dedicated to launching and managing exceptional impact funds across the U.S.

Today, SDS’s $1 billion portfolio of impact investments – in six different funds/products – serves as a testament to that dedication and the growing promise of impact investing. Every investment we make is driven by our core mission of achieving the financial goals of our institutional investors while deploying our capital in a manner that helps transform underserved communities – alleviating poverty and promoting economic prosperity.

$3.1 Billion Total
Project Costs

47 different institutional investors; $860 million of direct SDS investment; well-established systems and strategies.

Risk Adjusted Returns

Targeted Return
Based on Risk
Exposure

Each fund targets returns based on the level of risk and market expectations for similar non-impact strategies.

20 Years of
Successful
Investing

Eight-member management team with over $11.9 billion of investment and real estate experience.

90 Total
SDS Impact
Investments

Every investment benefits low-income communities and people. Reporting on measurable impacts is core to our platform.

Impact is embedded in every SDS investment. It is in our DNA. Impact investing
is only scalable and successful to the extent it achieves our investors’ financial
goals. At SDS, impact and financial stewardship are inseparable.

Deborah La Franchi

Founder & CEO, SDS Capital Group

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Impact Metrics

31

Average poverty rate of communities in which SDS invests

65

Average % of minorities residing in urban communities in which SDS invests

3,642

Affordable, workforce & permanent supportive housing units financed

24,832

Jobs created

15

Investments in rural communities creating 3,081 jobs
manger

SDS is proud to have received the ImpactAssets 50 designation every year since 2018! This prestigious designation is awarded to 50 leading impact fund managers in the world.

Our Funds & Products

Each fund has a distinct geographic focus, as well as unique financial and impact goals. Most are structured to achieve risk-adjusted market-rates-of-return on par with comparable non-impact funds. We also offer some products that can provide capital to end users at a below-market cost. At each stage of our investment process – from origination to exit – we have embedded expert team members, systems, and processes that provide the foundation supporting the financial diligence and stewardship that protects and enhances performance of our investors’ capital.

Councilmember Curren Price and SDS Founder & CEO Deborah La Franchi at the Dolores Huerta Apartments groundbreaking ceremony

SDS SUPPORTIVE
HOUSING FUND

Trailblazing fund financing
housing for individuals
experiencing homelessness
in California

SDS SUPPORTIVE
HOUSING FUND

  • Seeks to finance permanent supportive housing
  • Units are dedicated for individuals
    suffering from homelessness
  • All tenants receive holistic case
    management to help rebuild their lives
  • No public-sector subsidy used for
    land or construction
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American South Real Estate Fund - The Life at Sterling Woods building

AMERICAN SOUTH
REAL ESTATE FUND

Investing in catalytic and impactful real estate products throughout the Southern U.S.

AMERICAN SOUTH
REAL ESTATE FUND

  • Invests in projects in emerging urban communities or secondary markets with strong redevelopment and growth potential
  • 10 states (AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN & TX)
  • Seeks risk-adjusted market-rates-of-return for
    investors
  • Value-Add fund provides preferred
    equity (predominantly) to developers
  • Diversified by asset class: multifamily,
    industrial, office, educational, retail (in mixed-use),
    and hospitality (currently on hold)
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NATIONAL

NATIONAL NEW
MARKETS FUND

Providing capital to urban
and rural manufacturing
companies to support
substantial job creation

NATIONAL NEW
MARKETS FUND

  • 42 investments nationwide;
    predominantly in the South and
    Great Lakes regions
  • Range of investments: manufacturing,
    healthcare, education, and nonprofit
    services
  • Average poverty rate of communities
    invested: 35%
  • Current focus of NNMF is urban and
    rural manufacturers
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SDS
ADVANTAGE

Providing accounting,
compliance, and asset
management services to NMTC
Allocatees

SDS
ADVANTAGE

  • Full transparency into the platform
    for clients
  • Efficient implementation with SDS
    sweating the details
  • Effective management of all deadlines
    and deliverables
  • Over $850 million of third-party
    allocation managed
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DEVELOP-MICHIGAN

DEVELOP MICHIGAN
REAL ESTATE FUND

Investing in Michigan real estate
projects and supporting the
resurgence of Detroit

DEVELOP MICHIGAN
REAL ESTATE FUND

  • $60 million fund provides equity,
    preferred equity, and mezzanine
    debt (fully deployed)
  • Invested in over 23 projects
    throughout Michigan, 9 in Detroit
  • Typical project size: $2M to $34M
  • Typical investment by fund: $750k to $8.5M
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SUSTAINABLE

SUSTAINABLE
COMMUNITIES FUND

Investing in America’s
small- and micro-businesses

SUSTAINABLE
COMMUNITIES FUND

  • Founded by SDS CEO Deborah
    La Franchi (chair of SCF board);
    independent from SDS
  • Certified CDFI
  • Provides $100,000 to $500,000 to
    small- and micro-business lenders
  • End users of the loans are in
    underserved populations— targets
    minorities, distressed communities
    and low-income entrepreneurs
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