Program-Related Investments

By providing flexible loans and other financial instruments, known as program-related investments, the Foundation helps nonprofit and social enterprises grow and leverage capital to meet the needs of underserved people and communities. Read our strategy

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Impact Investing in Action: Secrets to Success and Implications for the Future

Drawing from their years as field pioneers and leading researchers, Cathy Clark and Ben Thornley will discuss impact investing and its implications for philanthropy, social enterprise, and mainstream investors. Read More

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MacArthur Commits $10 Million to California Multifamily Energy Efficiency Improvements

The investments will help reduce the carbon footprints of some of the state’s least energy efficient building and make housing more affordable for low-income families, seniors, and individuals with special needs, such as veterans and ... Read More
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Report Examines Impact Investing’s Role in Addressing Income Inequality

The Bottom Line: Investing for Impact on Economic Mobility in the U.S. draws on lessons from market-based approaches to identify tools and strategies that can help move the needle on family economic security. Read More

"'Impact Investments’ Show Strong Returns, Survey Says"

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Report Details Global Impact Investing in 2014

A report by the Impact Investing Policy Collaborative showcases the use of public policy tools to expand the reach of impact investing across a range of developed and developing countries and regions. Read More
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Housing Partnership Equity Trust Preserves Multifamily Building in Downtown Chicago

The Housing Partnership Equity Trust (HPET) has purchased Damen Court Apartments in downtown Chicago in collaboration with the Hispanic Housing Development Corporation, and will renovate the property and preserve it as affordable housing. Read More
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New Company to Bring Energy Savings To Underserved Markets

With $6.5 million in capital commitments, including a $5 million impact investment from MacArthur, the Vermont Energy Investment Corporation has launched Commons Energy L3C, a new subsidiary to help underserved markets reduce their energy and ... Read More
  • Mission Investors Exchange

    A place where philanthropic leaders and innovators share ideas, tools, and experiences in order to increase the impact of their capital.

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  • Strength Matters Initiative

    A MacArthur-supported network of nonprofit affordable housing owners and developers supporting the growth, sustainability, and impact of the industry

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  • CARS: the CDFI Assessment and Ratings System

    CARS, a MacArthur grantee, provides comprehensive, third-party assessments of community development financial institutions' impact and financial performance.

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Staff

Portrait of Valerie Chang

Valerie Chang

Interim Managing Director, U.S. Programs
Portrait of Debra Schwartz

Debra Schwartz

Director of Impact Investing
Portrait of Allison Clark

Allison Clark

Associate Director of Impact Investing
Portrait of Urmi Sengupta

Urmi Sengupta

Program Officer, Impact Investing

Marion Goldfinger

Program Assistant
Portrait of Beth Gutelius

Beth Gutelius

Research Associate
Portrait of Louise Powell

Louise Powell

Staff Assistant

Media Contact

Portrait of Sean Harder

Sean Harder

Communications Officer