Nate Schaffran

Nate Schaffran

As Co-Director of Lending for Community Vision, Nate leads an Economic Development loan program dedicated to building a just and inclusive economy. He and his team finance businesses, co-operatives, and social enterprises that create quality jobs, practice impact hiring, and provide community-serving goods and services. He joined Community Vision with over 15 years’ experience in international development lending, with a focus on food and agriculture. He previously worked for a decade with the social impact lender Root Capital, launching the organization’s African operations and building a portfolio of over $30M and a staff of 30+ African professionals. A native of Richmond, CA, Nate holds an MS in Foreign Service from Georgetown University, and BAs in Economics and Political Science from Swarthmore College. He serves on the boards of Richmond LAND, a Community Land Trust, and Urban Tilth, a food justice organization.