Kim Dempsey is the Executive Vice President of Capital Markets at the Housing Partnership Network. Kim manages the Network's capital market relationships, and is responsible for raising debt, equity and philanthropic capital, as well as for its CDFI work. Kim also oversees HPN’s strategic communications.
Previously, Kim was deputy director of the Social Investment Practice at The Kresge Foundation. In this role, Kim worked with Kresge’s program teams, mission-focused borrowers, nonprofit intermediaries, banks and public institutions to identify areas where a lack of capital was a barrier to opportunity and economic mobility. She structured social investments to advance key strategic priorities for the foundation using debt, equity, guarantees, and grants. During her tenure, Kim originated investments in climate resilience, college access/success, health outcomes, creative placemaking, and housing stability.
Prior to joining Kresge in 2014, Kim worked for a decade at Capital Impact Partners, a leading national nonprofit community development financial institution and HPN member. She ended her tenure at Capital Impact as senior director of lending, responsible for leading the strategic and tactical planning for multiple market sectors and contributing to the development of new capital products and services.
Kim graduated Phi Beta Kappa with Bachelor of Arts degrees in community studies and sociology from the University of California, Santa Cruz. She also has a master’s degree in public policy from the Harvard Kennedy School.