The National Energy Improvement Fund ("NEIF"), founded in 2017 as a benefit corporation lending institution, has a lending heritage dating to 1947 (AFC First). Its mission is to increase the affordability of energy efficiency and resilience improvements in homes and commercial properties. Led by energy financing pioneers, Peter Krajsa and Matthew Brown, and a team responsible for over $800 million in innovative energy financing programs, NEIF is currently the nations only Certified B Corporation® specialized energy efficiency and resilience lender, meeting the highest standards of social & environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability. It was named a U.S. Department of Energy Home Improvement Expert Partner in 2019.
NEIF is focused on four strategic areas: Climate NEIF finances energy efficiency improvements that reduce energy usage and the carbon footprint. Affordability NEIF financing makes energy and resilience more affordable for homeowners and businesses of all sizes and income levels with additional focus on low and moderate income borrowers. Resilience NEIF provides specialty financing and insurance programs for buildings in high impact weather regions. Business and Job Development NEIF accelerates contractor growth and employee development with training, products and programs.