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Search Results: Foundations
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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
Building & Utilizing the Development Finance ToolboxMembers only Login
Toby Rittner of CDFA teaches the development finance toolbox approach for the Fundamentals Course including bedrock tools, targeted tools, investment tools, access to capital lending tools, federal support tools, and how to implement these...
CDFA // BNY Mellon Webcast Series: How Impact Investing Can Advance Economic DevelopmentMembers only Login
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.
Foundations and Program Related Investment ProgramsMembers only Login
Catherine Covington of RSF Social Finance shares information on their Program Related Investment Program as it relates to investing in food hubs and other agricultural purposes.
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.
Wallace Center at Winrock InternationalMembers only Login
John Fisk of the Wallace Center explains the foundation's national focus giving case studies, success factors, innovations, food hubs and more.
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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