American Nonprofits was formed by a group of nonprofit sector leaders to serve as a platform to address issues of finance, credit, strategy and accountability. We occupy the intersection of finance and nonprofit empowerment. We believe that smaller, often times BIPOC-led, organizations contribute to our communities, yet lack the necessary funding. By providing support to small but mighty organizations, our communities are stronger and healthier.
Marc Rand is the Founder and Managing Director of Community Capital Advisors, a national consultancy focused on community investment. He leads an amazing team to support foundations (community, private, and corporate) invest in nonprofits and social impact companies. He also manages several nonprofit loan funds, including American Nonprofits and the Nonprofit Insurance Alliance of California's member loan fund.
Marc is the former Program Director for Loans and Affordable Housing at Marin Community Foundation (MCF). While at MCF Marc invested more than $50 million in Marin-based nonprofits during a 12 year period with a 0% default rate.
Marc also developed one of the nation’s first donor development strategies connected to impact investing while at MCF and was able to increase loan capital five-fold from $5 million to $25 million. Prior to MCF, Marc served in the Peace Corps (Romania) where he led the development of 5 credit unions. Marc started his career in international banking.
Marc served six years as a Board Member, two as Board Chair, for Opportunity Fund, a small business CDFI micro-loan fund with assets over $75 million.
Marta Ruiz Escañuelas
Marta Ruiz Escañuelas is a native Californian; born in Los Angeles and raised in Chino when dairies and farmland dominated the area. She recently retired as the Executive Director of MERCI, an organization providing day programs and residential services to the developmentally-disabled population of the East Los Angeles and San Gabriel Valley region. Marta has 40 years of experience in human services, farmworker rights, and special education. Marta earned an MBA in Nonprofit Management from the University of Judaism (now American Jewish University) in 1996. She is very active in Chicano rights, Rotary, and animal rescues.
Kim Aday is the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for the Nonprofits Insurance Alliance. She has served the Group since 1997, in various positions throughout the finance department. Prior to joining the group, Ms. Aday was an accountant for Marina Village Real Estate. Kim holds a BS in Finance from San Jose State University and has completed the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program through the San Jose State University College of Business. Her volunteer work has included the California State PTA and coaching youth soccer and softball teams.