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Search Results: Social Finance
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Incentives for Entrepreneurial FirmsMembers only Login
Many economic development organizations (EDOs) have embraced the mission to support entrepreneurial firms in their communities. EDOs engage in their entrepreneurial ecosystems, in part, by providing resources, sometimes in the form of business...
2021 RISE Miami-Dade Report
The RISE Miami-Dade Fund (RISE) grew from an idea proposed by a diverse coalition to an effective team delivering technical assistance, advice, and much-needed capital to Miami-Dade County’s hard-to-reach small businesses. This report demonstrates...
How Innovative CDFIs Fund Equitable Food Oriented Development
This report describes how three CDFIs drive economic growth in low-income and historically marginalized communities through a model defined by the EFOD Collaborative as Equitable Food Oriented Development (EFOD). EFOD is a development approach that...
A Playbook for Scaling Latino-Owned BusinessesMembers only Login
A Playbook for Scaling Latino-Owned Businesses is designed to support the scaling and continued growth of Latino-owned businesses by offering entrepreneur support organizations, financial institutions, and other stakeholders actions they can take to...
Equity in Capital Improvement Planning ProcessesMembers only Login
Capital budgets and improvement plans present exceptional opportunities for governments to drive equitable outcomes in municipalities, particularly when budgeting for recovery. The significant spending power authorized through capital budgets –...
ESG Disclosure in Municipal OfferingsMembers only Login
This Ballard Spahr white paper describes current market standards for ESG bond labeling, verification, and disclosure, with a focus on green bonds and social bonds, best practices for primary and secondary market disclosure and post-issuance...
From Wealthy Enclaves to Asset Deserts: What the Geography of Asset Income Signals About Wealth Distribution in the U.S.Members only Login
This EIG report, interactive map, and case studies illustrate increasing wealth concentration in the U.S. and the urgency of forging new pathways that allow more Americans to have a substantial ownership stake in the wealth created by the U.S....
CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast Series: Unlocking Capital for BIPOC-owned BusinessesMembers only Login
During this installment of the CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast Series, we will be discussing creative financing approaches to minimize barriers and increase access to capital for minority-owned businesses across the country.
Community-Rooted Economic Inclusion Playbook
This playbook provides concrete guidance on how to implement a community-rooted approach to economic inclusion—one that can build wealth within underinvested communities, while reducing economic inequities within entire cities by connecting more...
Enhancing Local Workforce Development and Building for the Future
Automation, shifting demographics, COVID-19 and increased telework opportunities are reshaping the workforce landscape amid shifting industry needs. Counties, through local and regional partnerships and workforce development boards, are working with...
San Diego County Food Vision 2030Members only Login
San Diego County Food Vision 2030 holds a unique opportunity to build a better and stronger food system for all San Diegans, one that prioritizes health, sustainability, and justice. This ten-year plan provides our region with a clear pathway to...
State of the Market 2021 - Climate Bonds InitiativeMembers only Login
This is the first State of the Market Report for North America. This report describes the shape and size of labelled green, social and sustainability (GSS) debt issued by entities domiciled in either the USA or Canada extending to the end of March...
Seeding Climate Resilience Through Equitable InvestmentMembers only Login
In this publication, the Center for Community Investment uses six case studies of successful climate resilience investments to surface a set of common strategies that take aim at the systems underlying the inequitable distribution of risk. Together,...
COVID-19 Complicates Housing AffordabilityMembers only Login
This research from Fitch Ratings examines how the COVID-19 pandemic has complicated housing affordability. Issues that led to the persistent housing unaffordability preceded COVID-19. The pandemic caused an economic contraction felt among millions...
Using State and Local American Rescue Plan Resources to Address Violent CrimeMembers only Login
This guidance from the Treasury Department examines how states and localities can use the State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds included in the American Rescue Plan Act to reduce and respond to violent crime – particularly gun violence – by...
"Housing Is Health Care": The Impact of Supportive Housing on the Costs of Chronic Mental IllnessMembers only Login
This study examines how housing and in-home supports affect public spending on individuals with chronic mental illness in Maricopa County, Arizona. It does so through a comparative analysis of average costs per person per year across three housing...
CDFA Rural Development Finance Webinar Series: Assembling Capital for Rural Development
During this installment of the CDFA Rural Development Finance Webinar Series, learn about essential financing sources employed by rural communities to complete projects in today’s economy.
CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast Series: Social Impact Investing: Credit Ratings for CDFIsMembers only Login
During this installment of the CDFA // BNY Mellon Webcast Series, we explored the trend of CDFIs furthering their social impact investing goals by obtaining credit ratings to issue debt.
COVID-19 Relief for Human Services and Education ProgramsMembers only Login
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act, CARES Act, Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021, and the American Rescue Plan Act included billions of dollars in supplemental funding for human services and education programs as well as various...
Tactical Guide: Inclusive Small Business Support Strategies
This tactical guide is designed to help city economic development leaders support minority- and women-owned (MWBE) and low-to-moderate income (LMI) small businesses in their communities by providing case-tested programs and strategies that can be...
Local Data for Equitable Recovery
Local Data for Equitable Recovery is a resource hub curated by the Urban Institute and the National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership (NNIP) that highlights how local communities can use data and information to respond equitably and effectively to...
Leveraging Development Finance Tools to Attract Opportunity Zone Investment
This guide, authored by CDFA and Skeo, provides an overview of various development finance tools and suggestions for how communities could use these tools to finance projects in Opportunity Zones. Each section includes additional resources to learn...
Private Capital Public Good - Leveraging Impact Investing to Support a Just & Equitable Recovery
This policy paper from the U.S. Impact Investing Alliance outlines 12 specific policy recommendations and ideas with the potential to catalyze more impact investments to help address urgent social, economic, and environmental challenges.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg 2020 State of Housing Instability & Homelessness ReportMembers only Login
The 2020 Housing Instability & Homelessness Report Series is a collection of reports by UNC that utilizes local data to provide informative and actionable research to engage a variety of stakeholders including elected officials, policymakers,...
Creating Lasting Change through Community LeadershipMembers only Login
This piece from the Urban Institute examines how the students, parents, community organizers, and local leaders in Camden, NJ, Perry County, KY, and Hayward, CA are using data to make their communities better for themselves, for their neighbors, and...
A New Agenda for Community Development Finance - Urban InstituteMembers only Login
In this brief, the Urban Institute identifies seven big ideas to address these concerns that together constitute their “New Agenda for Community Development Finance.” The Seven Big Ideas would Expand Access to Capital, Lessen Racial Disparities, and...
COVID-19’s Concentrated Health and Wealth Effects in Black CommunitiesMembers only Login
The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed acute and deep-rooted connections between physical and economic health. Many of the same places hit hardest by the pandemic are reeling concurrently from the health crisis, business closures, and job losses. These...
Income and Poverty in the COVID-19 PandemicMembers only Login
This paper addresses the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic by providing timely and accurate information on the impact of the current pandemic on income and poverty to inform the targeting of resources to those most affected and assess the...
Big Ideas for Small Business
This report provides a five-step roadmap towards a more inclusive, dynamic, and productive small-business sector. The report breaks down the five steps into ten major policy recommendations with detailed policy proposals. It was authored by the...
Monthly Poverty Rates in the United States during the COVID-19 PandemicMembers only Login
This report from Columbia University presents monthly poverty rates in the U.S. before and throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. In contrast to measures of poverty based on a family’s annual resources, the study projects poverty rates based on a...
Update on the Economic Well-Being of U.S. Households: July 2020 Results
The findings in this report primarily reflect the financial circumstances of families in the United States in late 2019, prior to the onset of COVID-19 and the associated financial disruptions. This survey contains updated information from follow-up...
Advancing Education and Child Development in Opportunity Zones
Recovering from the pandemic and addressing the intergenerational inequities that have stunted personal and national prosperity will require an all-hands-on-deck effort. This guide is intended for government officials, community members, education...
New Markets Tax Credits: A Flexible Capital Source and a Change Agent
The New Markets Tax Credit program, created to spark investment in disadvantaged communities, has become a valuable source of flexible capital for healthcare providers and health systems to tackle the immediate needs of both their organizations and...
Coronavirus Pandemic Refugees and the Future of American CitiesMembers only Login
History informs us that some people, especially the wealthy, flee cities in response to pandemics and other major catastrophes. In past pandemics and crises, refugees have typically returned, remaining attracted to the social and cultural dynamism...
Recreation Economy at USDA: Economic Development Resources for Rural CommunitiesMembers only Login
USDA’s Forest Service (FS), Rural Development (RD), and the National Institute for Food and Agriculture (NIFA) have developed this resource guide for rural communities to identify resources that develop the recreation economy.
Opportunity Virginia Annual Report 2019-2020
Opportunity Virginia's 2019-2020 Annual Report discusses their goals and strategies to ensure that VA Opportunity Zones attract investments that will make inclusive and equitable economic growth a priority alongside the market-driven capital flows.
NMTC Program Award Book CY2019
The CDFI Fund has released its calendar year 2019 awards for the New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) program. The round of funding awarded over $3.5 billion in NMTC allocation to 76 community development entities.
CDFIs and the Capital Markets - Tapping into Impact InvestorsMembers only Login
A new paradigm is emerging – one in which mainstream investors increasingly want to invest in the social, economic, and environmental well-being of communities. LISC's research paper, CDFIs and the Capital Markets: Tapping into Impact Investors,...
Opportunity Zones Best Practices Report to the President from The White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council Members only Login
This is the third report issued by the White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council as required under Executive Order 13853, and outlines best practices that could be integrated into public and private investments in urban and economically...
Report on the Economic Well-Being of U.S. Households in 2019, Featuring Supplemental Data from April 2020Members only Login
The findings in this report primarily reflect the financial circumstances of families in the United States in late 2019, prior to the onset of COVID-19 and the associated financial disruptions. The survey also explored long-run financial...
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