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Search Results: Foundations
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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.
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.
CDFA and IRI - Informational Webinar
This one hour informational webinar will explain to viewers how to properly complete the CDFA/IRI survey on development finance agencies and mission investing.
What’s in a Name: an Analysis of Impact Investing Understandings by Academics and PractitionerMembers only Login
Anna Hochstadter and Barbara Scheck give a holistic definition of impact investing based on a review of all impact investing literature before June 2013.
Mission Investing and the Philanthropic ToolboxMembers only Login
This article explores the growing field of mission investing among foundations in the United States, understood as a relatively new tool in the philanthropic toolbox
CDFA // BNY Mellon Webcast Series: How Impact Investing Can Advance Economic Development
During this installment of the CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast Series, learn about a new research initiative at CDFA and hear our expert panel discuss how partnerships can be developed to create guarantees, credit enhancements, or...
CDFA // BNY Mellon Webcast Series: How Impact Investing Can Advance Economic Development FinanceMembers only Login
During this CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast, explore how blended capital through impact investing can advance economic development finance.
Essentials of Impact Investing: A Guide for Small-Staffed FoundationsMembers only Login
Mission Investors Exchange demystifies the process of designing and implementing an effective impact investing strategy, offering advice, tools, and real-world examples of impact investing by foundations with few or no staff.
Incentive Zoning - Understanding a Market-Based Planning ToolMembers only Login
Incentive zoning is a planning tool that local governments use to entice developers to provide a public good by offering incentives. The incentives seek to offset the cost to developers of the public goods. In this issue brief the authors describe...
Financing Education Projects in Rural AmericaMembers only Login
Bob Pennington and Chuck Ellingsworth with Raymond James gave an overview of a market update, the higher education sector, public universities, private college credit analysis, and the Raymond James USDA Team. Various case studies were presented as...
Rural Healthcare TrendsMembers only Login
Frank Swinehart and Mike Donahue with Quorum Health Resources elaborated upon the rural healthcare trends, including ACA.
Rural Development Working for Rural Communities: Community Facilities ProgramMembers only Login
Terence McGhee, Regional Coordinator, with the USDA spoke about the types of projects that fall under the Community Facility Programs. He also explained two case study examples.
Building Healthy Places for Healthy People Through Active Transportation NetworksMembers only Login
The Partnership for Active Transportation is a unique collaboration of organizations working across the fields of transportation, public health, economic development, community leadership, equity and livability.
Blending Capital for Impact: How Foundations Can Advance Economic Development FinanceMembers only Login
Toby Rittner presents on CDFA and the role foundations can play in development finance.
Social Impact Investment: Building the Evidence BaseMembers only Login
This OECD report provides a framework for assessing the social impact investment market and focuses on the need to build the evidence base. The report highlights the importance of further international collaborations in developing global standards...
CDFA-Stifel Webcast: Food Systems Investments Driving New MarketsMembers only Login
The third installment of the CDFA-Stifel Rural Community Development Finance Solutions Webcast Series focused on how food systems investments can be used to drive other markets, benefitting the economy of small and rural towns throughout America.
Evaluating Trickle Down CharityMembers only Login
Matthew Rossman of Case Western Reserve University School of Law argues that a new wave of nonprofits he terms “regional economic development organizations” (REDOs) are actually charitable and should be tax exempt under IRS doctrine.
Jump Starting Redevelopment with Foundation Funding
Patrick Kirby with West Virginia University presents at the Ohio Brownfields 2014 Conference on how to use and leverage foundation funding for brownfield redevelopment.
Affordable Housing Case Study: Zollie Scales ManorMembers only Login
This case study, compiled by Lancaster Pollard, looks into the financing sought by the Cesar Chavez Foundation in developing an affordable housing renovation project.
Clean Energy Bond Finance Model: Qualified 501(c)(3) Bonds
The Clean Energy + Bond Finance Initiative created this recommended financing model factsheet for clean energy development. The Qualified 501(c)(3) model achieves low-cost capital for renewable energy installations at nonprofit facilities.
2014 Project Orange Thumb GrantsMembers only Login
If you’re part of a community garden group or civic organization in the U.S. or Canada, simply apply to the grant program by December 31. Your organization could receive $5,000 in cash and garden tools to help you reach your goals of community...
FRED Ethyl Grant Program ApplicationMembers only Login
The Ethyl Grant Program provides matching grants up to $2,500 for projects that improve rural schools and communities.
Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance Organizational OverviewMembers only Login
Jenell Hubbard of Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance covers the organization's loan programs for residential, commercial, and nonprofit energy efficiency improvements.
The Foundation Center
The Foundation Center's mission is to strengthen the nonprofit sector by advancing knowledge about U.S. philanthropy. The Center looks to achieve its mission by collecting, organizing, and communicating information on U.S. philanthropy, conducting...
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