One of Capital Link's original founding partners, Community Health Center Capital Fund (Capital Fund), now serves as its lending affiliate.
The National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) organized in 1971. NACHC works with health centers and state-based primary care organizations to serve health centers in a variety of ways:
- Provide research-based advocacy for health centers and their clients.
- Educate the public about the mission and value of health centers.
- Train and provide technical assistance to health center staff and boards.
- Develop alliances with private partners and key stakeholders to foster the delivery of primary health care services to communities in need
As a founding partner of Capital Link, NACHC appoints some of Capital Link's board members. The two organizations work closely together on issues related to health center capital development and economic impact.
Established in 1972, the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers ("the League") is a non-profit, statewide association representing and serving the needs of the state's 50 community health center organizations with more than 300 total access sites. The League serves as an information source on community-based health care to policymakers, opinion leaders, and the media and provides a wide range of technical assistance to its members and communities. As an original founding partner of both Capital Link and the Community Health Center Capital Fund, the League was the first primary care association in the country to pioneer innovative approaches to capital development for its members. Today, the League serves as Capital Link’s corporate parent.