Non-profits often use a variety of tools to finance their capital programs. Operating within their mission, in most cases non-profits have access to the tax-exempt municipal bond market through conduit issuers.
Columbia Capital has a depth of expertise advising non-profits on tax-exempt borrowings, as well as a number of other financing tools.
Our work includes advising on:
Roosevelt University engaged Columbia Capital in 2018 to advise it on a three-part transaction to advance refund the majority of its outstanding debt. The transaction was complicated by a change in Federal tax law at the end of 2017.
The YMCA of Metropolitan Atlanta needed a long-term solution for its administrative offices and Head Start model classroom training center. Choosing to create a transformative project on Atlanta's Westside, the Y chose the site of the former E.A. Ware School, built in 1922 as one of the first elementary schools for African-American children in the city.
Alphapointe, a non-profit serving the blind and visually impaired, engaged Columbia Capital to help it save more than 250 jobs for blind workers in New York City by financing a new facility in Queens.
The YMCA of Greater Kansas City engaged Columbia Capital for a second time to assist it in securing New Markets Tax Credits (NMTC) to provide gap financing on a remodeling and expansion of its 100+ year-old family YMCA in Atchison, Kansas.
Issuers and borrowers large and small, from coast to coast, have relied upon Columbia Capital as a strategic advisor for 25 years.
Columbia Capital combines 150 years of public finance expertise among its team of highly experienced, proven professionals.
Columbia Capital is unaffiliated with commercial and investment banks, insurance companies and others in the financial services industry.
Columbia Capital Management, LLC is a registered with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) as a municipal advisor. The firm is also registered with the SEC as a registered investment adviser. Columbia Capital has a statutory duty to serve its governmental clients as a fiduciary.