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Search Results: Social Finance
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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.
New Jersey Incentives and Workforce Development GuideMembers only Login
Business Facilities provides a list of some of the incentives available for companies in New Jersey.
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.
Section 811 and Other HUD Housing Programs for Persons with DisabilitiesMembers only Login
The Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities program is authorized to provide capital grants and project rental assistance to nonprofit developers of housing targeted specifically to persons with disabilities. This report on...
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.
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
Leveraging the Partnership: HUD, DOT, EPA
This guide to federal programs is intended to help communities identify resources available to support their efforts to promote livable and sustainable communities. The Partnership agencies administer grants, programs, and technical assistance...
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 Health Trends, Reform and National OutlookMembers only Login
Chris Collins with the Office of Rural Health and Community Care details current rural health trends, reform, and national outlook. She discusses population, access, quality, payment, risks, and opportunities.
Financial Forecast SessionMembers only Login
Jared Heim, CPA, Partner of Eide Bailly discussed the capital planning process, understanding the market and financing options, the importance of a site visit and feasibility studies, and debt capacity analysis.
Rural Healthcare TrendsMembers only Login
Frank Swinehart and Mike Donahue with Quorum Health Resources elaborated upon the rural healthcare trends, including ACA.
Financing Healthcare Projects in Rural AmericaMembers only Login
Jerry Swacki with Kevin Laidlaw from Lancaster Pollard discussed financing options for healthcare projects in rural America.
Rural ACOs and Rural DevelopmentMembers only Login
Julian D. Bobbitt, Jr. from Smith Anderson discussed Accountable Care Organizations. He provided possible initiatives, rural ACO successes, and elements and definitions of ACOs.
Eyes on the Horizon: The Impact Investor SurveyMembers only Login
This edition of the GIIN and J.P. Morgan annual impact investor survey reveals a growing global market, with impact investments being made across all geographies and a range of sectors. In its fifth year, the survey continues to provide detailed...
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.
Public Private Partnership -- Raymond James USDA Banking Team OverviewMembers only Login
Bob Pennington, Managing Director with Raymond James, discussed his role on the USDA banking team at Raymond James. The role is to assist an owner with a USDA application phase, secure funding and underwrite or privately place the debt for the...
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.
Organizing Demand for Impact Investment Members only Login
The Kresge Foundation, Initiative for Responsible Investment, and Strategy Lift present on collaborative impact investments.
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...
Guide to USDA Funding for Local and Regional Food SystemsMembers only Login
The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition begins this guide with a general overview of the USDA’s structure, followed by descriptions and details of 15 grants and programs that are relevant to local and regional food systems development. Each...
Leveraging HUD's Economic Development ProjectsMembers only Login
Louis Berra with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development presents on community planning and development programs offered through the Office of Economic Development (OED).
City of Battle Creek 2013-2014 Annual Action PlanMembers only Login
The 2013‐2014 Annual Action Plan for the City of Battle Creek, Michigan, outlines the City’s proposed course of action over 2013-2014 to address housing, neighborhood suitability and economic opportunities by using funds from the CDBG and HOME...
LIHTC & Tax-Exempt Bond Case Study: Garden Park VillaMembers only Login
Lancaster Pollard created this case study to showcase the innovated financial structuring of a 50-unit affordable housing complex which incorporated Low Income Housing Tax Credits, Tax-Exempt Bonds, an FHA pilot program, and a bridge loan.
HUD and the Federal Funding ToolboxMembers only Login
Jane Vincent with the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development reviews a number of financing tools and current topics such as Sequestration & Continuing Resolution, HUD Efforts to Support Stakeholders, FHA Financing, Rental Assistance...
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