Blackbird Values Fund accomplishes its mission by first assessing the spiritual and financial needs of each of the ecclesial ministries that we work with. We strategize to leverage their existing real estate and building assets to extend their financial and spiritual missions. The end result is that the Catholic Church maintains long-term control over the finished project, and everything is done completely within Catholic Social Teaching.
By working closely with parishes, ministries, and charitable organizations advancing Catholic ideals, Blackbird unites investors with the Church they love and support. This approach to impact investing creates financial support for the Church as well as an attractive return for our philanthropic investment partners. By using the Church resources, we can better equip the Church to be able to go out and evangelize and win souls back for Christ.
The Blackbird Development Fund 2019 has projects in development in Fort Collins, Denver, Lincoln, Des Moines, and Boulder.
The Blackbird Values Fund is designed to help alleviate the Church’s financial challenges so She can focus on the new evangelization.
We provide ongoing insight into your projects, giving you a direct connection to the
impact of your investment.
The Blackbird Values Fund supports projects that follow the Corporal Works of Mercy, aiding the hungry, homeless, sick, and imprisoned.
We review each individual project and tailor it to the needs of the local community and parishes to help the new evangelization.
Our bold investment model helps maximize the impact of your God-given resources through a strategic combination of tax benefits and proven real estate investment practices.
Unlike a donation, the Blackbird Values Fund strategy is to provide a return. Not only to you as an investor, but to the Church, and to Catholic organizations for the new evangelization.
Formed through family and friendships, Blackbird is a real estate development company based out of Des Moines, Iowa with just over $1 billion in development. The five partners, Justin Doyle, Harry Doyle, Ryan Doyle, Hugh O’Hagan, and TJ Jacobs all share the same belief; everyone is entitled to safe, clean, and affordable housing. The majority of projects within Blackbird’s portfolio tie their mission into social benefits for the community in which it resides. The company’s focus has created a philanthropic spark and has led to its exponential growth to over 50 employees since Blackbird formed in 2013. Justin Doyle, President of Blackbird, has attributed much of the company’s success to the talent of his staff and forming good business partnerships with those who see eye-to-eye when it comes to the desire of improving communities and leaving a better world for our children.
Inspired by the example of St. Kevin, Blackbird looks to provide shelter and security, especially for the vulnerable. As an organization, we seek to not only transform real estate by establishing or revitalizing structures but also seek to impact communities by investing in people.