Travois Holdings Selected for ImpactAssets 50 2012

Kansas City-based company places investor funds in development projects in Indian Country.

Kansas City, MO, October 04, 2012 --( Travois Holdings, a local family-owned, mission-driven consulting company, has been selected for the ImpactAssets 50 2012 (“The IA 50 2012”), an open-source, publicly published database of experienced private debt and equity impact investment fund managers. The ImpactAssets 50 2012 is a resource for advisors and investors seeking to respond to the growing demand for investment opportunities that deliver both financial and social or environmental returns, and is now available at

This annually updated list is a gateway into the world of impact investing for investors and their wealth advisors, offering an easy way to identify experienced impact investment firms and explore potential investment options. The IA 50 is intended to illustrate the breadth of impact investment fund managers operating today; the IA 50 2012 represents $10.2 billion of capital invested across geographies, sectors, asset classes and impact areas such as community development, microfinance and clean technology.

A selection committee chaired by ImpactAssets’ Chief Strategist, Jed Emerson, and comprising industry experts selects firms according a set of criteria developed to ensure that the list includes a diverse set of firms. Criteria for inclusion include firms that: have more than three years of experience in the impact investing field; invest through private debt or equity; and demonstrate commitment to social and environmental impact at the portfolio level and corporate responsibility at the firm level.

“Travois is deeply honored to be included with other investment opportunities that not only deliver stable financial returns but also provides enormous social benefits,” said David Bland, Travois chairman. “I feel extremely fulfilled and, know that our investors do too, whenever I hear that another home, or dozens of homes, has been built on an American Indian reservation because that means one more family will no longer have to worry about having decent, safe and affordable shelter.”

About Travois Holdings
Travois is a housing and economic development consulting firm that places investor funds in Indian Country development projects that create homes or businesses on reservations around the country. Since 1995, Travois has brought $420 million in private equity capital to Indian Country through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program, which has helped build or rehabilitate more than 4,000 homes, and has raised $30 million in New Markets Tax Credit investor equity, leveraging a total of $110 million in Indian Country debt and equity financing for economic development projects. One of Travois’ clients, Colville Homes II, was recently awarded a Charles L. Edson Tax Credit Excellence Award for its second LIHTC project, Colville Homes II, in recognition as a most outstanding LIHTC rural property. The Travois family of companies offers housing and economic development assistance, architectural design, civil engineering and inspection services, asset management, environmental assessments, consulting on green energy improvements and comprehensive training to the nation's American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian populations with clients in 17 states, from Hawaii and Alaska to Maine. Travois is currently seeking capital for future funds. For more information, visit

About ImpactAssets
ImpactAssets is a nonprofit financial services firm that increases the flow of capital into investments that deliver financial, social and environmental returns. Our impact investment strategies, donor advised fund and knowledge resources provide a dynamic platform for wealth managers and the clients they serve to advance social or environmental change through investment.
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