Strengthening Our Main Streets

CMSC is pleased to offer Corporate Investor options to Connecticut businesses. By investing CMSC – the state’s leading downtown resource for over 20 years – these organizations are supporting a critical resource for Connectcut’s downtowns, helping us to enable robust, prosperous Main Streets full of people and activity.

Interested in becoming a Corporate Investor? Contact Christine Schilke, Marketing & Development Director

Meet Our 2021 Corporate Investors

Innovator Investors – $2,500

Capital for Change (C4C)
Capital for Change (C4C) is a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) that provides high impact lending products and programs to increase energy efficiency, nurture small business development, finance multifamily and mixed-use developments, and create and preserve affordable housing. They champion projects of all kinds with an approach that one size does not fit all.

They understand that as our downtowns go, so goes our state.  C4C cares deeply about restoring vitality and community pride in Connecticut’s urban centers and legacy cities.  Downtowns are underutilized economic engines that can create jobs and tax revenue, promote cultural activities, supply affordable housing, along with other benefits.

C4C assists public and quasi-public entities by facilitating the implementation of publicly-funded programs and projects by providing loan underwriting services, portfolio management, loan servicing or program and funding administration.

For more information contact Carolyn I. Gonzalez at or (203)332-7977 ext. 2407. You can also visit their website at

People’s United Bank

Founded in 1842, People’s United Bank is a premier, community-based, regional Northeast bank with more than 5,500 employees offering commercial and retail banking, as well as wealth management services. Whether it is for personal or business needs, their customers and their needs come first. 

For more than 175 years, People’s United Bank has been an active member of the communities where they live and work, and a strong philanthropic partner committed to investing time and money to meet the needs of individuals, families, businesses, and entire communities. They take the responsibility to be good neighbors seriously, and are committed to a legacy of giving back to communities.

For more information on People’s United Bank and how they can help you, visit their website at

Impact Investors – $1,500

With a community bank approach, M&T Bank helps people reach their personal and business goals with banking, mortgage, loan and investment services. A community bank at heart, M&T lives its commitment to local communities because they believe healthy communities are the foundation of successful businesses. Beyond banking, their M&T Charitable Foundation works in partnership with non-profit organizations that focus on improving the quality of life for their customers, employees and neighbors.

For more information on how M&T Bank can help you reach your goals, visit their website at