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Search Results: Foundations
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One Linden - Comprehensive Community Development PlanMembers only Login
Linden is a distressed neighborhood in Columbus, Ohio. This plan is designed to create a roadmap for safe neighborhoods, economic development and access to affordable housing, quality healthcare, education and employment opportunities in Linden.
Housing and Health: A Vision of Housing Security, Health, and OpportunityMembers only Login
This report by the Colorado Health Institute discusses how housing affects health. The affordability, stability, quality, and accessibility of housing all play a role in individuals’ and communities’ health. The connection is clear, but it’s a...
Overview of HUD’s Specialized Housing and Services for Victims of Human TraffickingMembers only Login
The U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness hosted this webinar to discuss the 2019 Notice of Funding Availability for HUD's Specialized Housing and Services for Victims of Human Trafficking program.
2018 Idaho Technology Economic Knowledge ReportMembers only Login
The Idaho Knowledge Report 2018 provides the metrics on building a stronger, more innovative economy. This report allows viewers to measure success and identify proscriptive actions towards industries. The Idaho Technology Council recognized the...
Ohio State University: Purchasing 40 Percent Local and/or Sustainable Food by 2025Members only Login
Ohio State aims to increase the amount of local and sustainable food options it provides across its dining facilities to equal at least 40% of its food offerings by 2025. A panel comprised of Ohio State faculty, students, staff and external...
Financing Hospitals and Health Care Facilities in Underserved Communities - WIMembers only Login
Dennis Reilly with the Wisconsin Health & Educational Facilities Authority (WHEFA) presents on the financing programs they offer and several case studies of Hospitals they have assisted through bond financing.
A New Paradigm: Impact Investing Through Development Finance AgenciesMembers only Login
During this webinar speakers form the Greater Cincinnati Redevelopment Authority, Colorado Housing and Finance Authority and Memphis EDGE presented on how and why they created Impact Investing programs in their communities.
CDFA - Small Business Development Impact Investing White Paper
The Small Business Development & Impact Investing White Paper documents the potential for collaboration between Impact Investors and high performing Development Finance Agencies (DFAs). Together, DFAs and Impact Investors can fill the capital gaps...
Fundamentals of Economic Development - Rittner - All slidesMembers only Login
Toby Rittner of the Council of Development Finance Agencies presents on a multitude of topics during this two-day webinar, including Understanding Development Finance & the Toolbox Approach, Bedrock Tools, Targeted Tools, Investment Tools, Access to...
Bedrock Tools: Everything You've Always Wanted to Know About BondsMembers only Login
Bob Swanger of Stern Brothers & Co. elaborates on the essentials of bonds.
Targeted Tools: Tax Increment FinanceMembers only Login
Price Finley of Bricker & Eckler LLP delves into the basics of Tax Increment Finance.
Access to Capital Tools: Finance Authority of Maine Members only Login
Sally Garand of the Finance Authority of Maine shares about access to capital tools and how they have made differences in communities in Maine.
Access to Capital Lending ToolsMembers only Login
Bob Isaacson of the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development delves into Access to Capital Lending Tools.
Implementing the Toolbox: EDGEMembers only Login
Reid Dulberger of the Economic Development Growth Engine for Memphis/Shelby County (EDGE) presents on how access to capital lending tools have impacted his community through EDGE.
Unlocking Capital: A Handbook for Becoming a High Performing Development Finance Agency
Unlocking Capital: A Handbook for Becoming a High Performing Development Finance Agency (Handbook) serves as a companion to the Practitioner’s Guide to help illuminate the structures of development finance agencies (DFAs), essential conduits to...
Urban Revitalization & Impact Investing
CDFA's white paper documents the potential of a collaboration between impact investors and high performing Development Finance Agencies (DFAs) to fill the capital gaps facing cities and neighborhoods working to support urban revitalization and to...
Philanthropy and CRAMembers only Login
A presentation from David Noble on community investment opportunities for banks and foundations.
Guide for Unleashing the Potential of Public-Philanthropic PartnershipsMembers only Login
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development published this guide for public, philanthropic, private, and nonprofit entities looking for effective ways to partner with other organizations around common goals, and it is informed by the...
How to Best Serve Trafficking SurvivorsMembers only Login
This presentation from the Freedom Network and the National Alliance to End Homelessness discussed two programs that can be used to serve trafficking survivors: Emergency Shelter Grants, and the Continuum of Care program. It also mentioned the...
Case Study: PRI in Kandu Industries, MIMembers only Login
Mission Investors Exchange evaluates the impact of a community foundation's program-related investment into Kandu Industries.
Benefit Chicago: Investing for ImpactMembers only Login
Benefit Chicago is a new collaboration that aims to mobilize $100 million in impact investments for nonprofits and social enterprises working throughout the Chicago region
Bridging the Gap: Impact Investment in the Chicago RegionMembers only Login
Researchers in coordination with the MacArthur Foundation explain the need for impact capital in the Chicago region, and in what areas the capital would be most useful.
MIE Case Study: Bethaday Community Learning CenterMembers only Login
A Mission Investors Exchange Case Study on the program-related investment in the Bethaday Community Learning Center.
MIE Case Study: Jackson County Education CoalitionMembers only Login
A Mission Investors Exchange Case Study on a loan made by The Community Foundation of Jackson County to the Jackson County Education Coalition.
Expanding Philanthropy: Mission-Related Investing at F.B. HeronMembers only Login
The F.B. Heron Foundation offers a self-analysis of its history in mission-related investments, as well as lessons learned and advice for other foundations.
Catalytic First Loss CapitalMembers only Login
GIIN explains how catalytic first loss capital can encourage the flow of capital to high risk opportunities by improving their risk-return profiles.
CDFA and The Kresge Foundation RFP Webinar
This one hour informational webinar will give background to Kresge's partnership with CDFA, and explain the types of projects Kresge wants to fund through Kresge Community Finance.
Boosting Philanthropic Impact through Mission InvestmentsMembers only Login
Author Tracy Kartye documents the successes and failures of the Annie E. Casey Foundation's work in impact investments. She also offers advice to foundations on how to make successful investment decisions.
Impact Investment in the Municipal Bond MarketMembers only Login
Charles Laven and Julijs Liepins provide readers with an introduction to both impact investing and municipal bonds, and explain how impact investments can strengthen the municipal bond market.
CDFA-Kresge RFP Webinar Slides
Presentation slides from the CDFA - Kresge RFP Webinar.
Public Private Partnership Meeting OverviewMembers only Login
Joseph Ben-Israel, Assistant Deputy Administrator for Community Facilities, discusses the mission, programs, portfolio, and P3 initiative of Community Facilities.
Impact Investing Policy in 2014: A Snapshot of Global Activity
This report provides a range of perspectives on how to look at the role of policy as a facilitator, initiator, supporter, and partner in shaping an impact investing market. The articles are framed around either a country or a thematic point of focus.
Impact Investing in the Energy SectorMembers only Login
IIPC highlights specific actions the federal government can take to coordinate and direct diverse actors with flexible, mission-interested capital. The ultimate policy objective is to catalyze investment in energy innovation and deployment
Invest Northwest Eight Year Social Performance ReviewMembers only Login
With the help of Pacific Community Ventures, the Northwest Community Foundation created this document to identify the successes and failures of their mission-related investments.
Impact Investment: The Invisible Heart of MarketsMembers only Login
The Social Impact Investment Taskforce have document here several simple, inexpensive and practical steps that should quickly open up $1 trillion of new investment to tackle social problems innovatively and effectively
A New Anchor Mission for a New CenturyMembers only Login
Authored by Democracy Collaborative, this report offers an overview of how 30 community foundations, large and small, urban and rural, are working toward deploying all of their resources into mission-related investments.
A Short Guide to Impact InvestingMembers only Login
This guide provides a flexible framework and a simple taxonomy to help people understand impact investing. The guide also contains several profiles of impact ventures, funds and investors.
Investments Made for Charitable PurposesMembers only Login
The IRS provides an explanation of how foundations can make mission-related investments without paying an additional excise tax.
Kresge Community Finance RFP
Kresge Community Finance is a $30 million program-related investment finance offering to certified CDFIs and quasi-public or private DFAs. The foundation will select applications through a competitive Request-for-Proposals (RFP).
A Market Emerges: The Six Dynamics of Impact InvestingMembers only Login
This report contains a discussion of six major dynamics within the field of impact investing, which underpins a deeper understanding of the best practices required to deliver blended financial and social returns successfully.
Priming the Pump: The Case for a Sector Based Approach to Impact InvestingMembers only Login
Researchers Matt Bannick and Paula Goldman lay out the case for a sector based approach to impact investing in this six-part blog series.
From Grants to Groundbreaking: Unlocking Impact InvestmentsMembers only Login
This 10th brief from Impact Assets explores the potential for greater coordination between impact investments and grants, with a focus on how grants may be structured to attract investment capital
Mission Investments at the Packard FoundationMembers only Login
The Packard Foundation, with help from the Redstone Strategy Group, document the lessons that have emerged after 35 years and $750 million in impact investments.
Innovative Philanthropic Financing for Community ChangeMembers only Login
This report provides a detailed analysis of the major steps and players involved in the East Baltimore Revitalization Initiative.
Expanding the Market for Community Investment in the United StatesMembers only Login
The focus of this work is on potential sources of capital for community investment that have yet to be fully engaged.
Community Foundation Field Guide to Impact InvestingMembers only Login
This field guide addresses the legal, structural, programmatic, and investment decisions associated with place-based impact investing by community foundations.
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