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Search Results: Foundations
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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...
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.
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.
Living Cities Catalyst Fund Loan ProfilesMembers only Login
A brief description of each of the loans that have been made by Living Cities' Catalyst Fund.
Mission Investing: Leveraging Additional Assets for Community DevelopmentMembers only Login
This resource from Arabella Advisors provides a brief overview of the role mission investments can play in supporting the development of low-income communities.
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).
Impact Investing: A 21st Century Tool to Attract and Retain Donors Members only Login
In this report, the Greater Cincinnatti Foundation explores the potential benefits of using impact investments to finance community development.
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.
Impact Investing 2.0: The Way ForwardMembers only Login
This report highlights in great detail 12 impact investment funds that have shown exceptional performance. Through an analysis of these funds, the authors discuss what they believe to be essential components of successful impact investments.
Private Capital, Public Good: How Smart Federal Financing Can Galvanize Impact InvestingMembers only Login
This report highlights strategies for how the government can partner with impact investors to unleash new capital, talent, and energy for social, economic and environmental good.
Investing for Impact: Case Studies Across Asset ClassesMembers only Login
This report is intended for the investment community, and aims to help investors understand impact investment through usage of case studies.
Generating Impact and Returns in ChicagoMembers only Login
Arabella Advisors have compiled a brief that describes examples of impact investing in Chicago. The sectors involved include the environment, education and community development.
Generating Impact and Returns in New YorkMembers only Login
Arabella Advisors have compiled a brief that describes previous uses of impact investments in New York. The sectors involved include community development, health, the environment and education.
Generating Impact and Returns in San FranciscoMembers only Login
Arabella Advisors composed a brief describing various uses of impact investing in the San Francisco area. The sectors involved include health, community development and the environment.
Generating Impact and Returns in Washington D.C.Members only Login
Arabella Advisors composed a brief that describes several examples of impact investing that have occurred in the Washington DC area. The sectors involved include education, the environment, community development and health.
Guidebook for Impact Investors: Impact MeasurementMembers only Login
The guidebook provides readers with a basic overview of social metrics for impact investing, an outline of the issues and challenges associated with impact investing, and a summary of existing social impact measurement tools.
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