Commonwealth Ventures identifies, sponsors and manages high-quality impact investment opportunities for Christian private investors and family offices who seek integration of their most deeply held values into their wealth management strategies.

Commonwealth Ventures is a wholly owned subsidiary of Commonwealth Impact Foundation. These two organizations exist for the same purpose of accelerating high quality deal flow for impact investors. The field of impact investing is still emerging which causes investor confusion over whether the deals are fully market-driven or subsidized by concession on return or philanthropy.

CIF provides research, consulting, and convening of high-net-worth Christian families to guide them to deals that possess both good economics and superior social impact. Commonwealth Ventures provides professional transaction management to investors and consulting to entrepreneurs.


Commonwealth Ventures has selected COhatch as its debut transaction because it offers the highest rated investment opportunity that we’ve discovered in all three key impact categories: (1) economic return on investment; (2) social impact via community renewal and entrepreneurship support; and (3) faith-driven outcomes.

Work. Meet. Live.

It’s the COhatch tagline but it’s also their mission statement.  COhatch reinvents work in America by blending enhanced productivity with family and community well-being.  In other words, their success is measured in human flourishing and community renewal.  COhatch’s method is forged in being a mixed-used developer, owner, and technology-enabled operator of spaces—think: “Community Town Hall 2.0”. COhatch serves the emerging entrepreneur alongside small businesses, large corporations, nonprofits and churches. COhatch creates community in 10,000-20,000 square foot sites located on “Main Street” of suburban and urban sub-markets; i.e., places where people work, meet, and live.

Leadership Team

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John V. Handelsman

President & CEO, Commonwealth Ventures

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Mike Humphrey

Chair, Commonwealth Impact Investing

Board Member, Commonwealth Ventures

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Jay Hein

Managing Director, Commonwealth Impact Investing

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Shari Johnson

Operations Manager, Commonwealth Ventures