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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Investing In What Works for America’s Communities

With poverty affecting one in six Americans, a new report by leaders in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors proposes innovative ideas that can bring new vitality to struggling communities. Read More
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The Opportunity Fund Wins Award for Innovative Small Business Loan Product

San Jose-based community lender The Opportunity Fund has won the $100,000 NEXT Seed Capital Award for its innovative EasyPay financing product. Read More
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Treasury Department Supports CDFIs

The U.S. Department of the Treasury announced more than $186 million in grants and low-cost loans to community development financial institutions (CDFIs) across the country. Read More
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NEXT Awards for Opportunity Finance Announce 2012 Finalists

Winners of the NEXT Awards for Opportunity Finance plan to expand national access to affordable housing, healthcare, and nonprofit community facilities in distressed communities across the U.S. Read More
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Grantee and Starbucks Expand Successful Jobs Campaign

The Opportunity Finance Network and Starbucks announced an expansion of their Create Jobs for USA Campaign, which has raised more than $11 million for community development financial institutions (CDFIs) nationwide. Read More
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PRI Makers Network and More for Mission Join to Become Mission Investors Exchange

A new organization, Mission Investors Exchange, provides a resource for foundations and other organizations that use investments as tools for achieving their philanthropic goals. Read More

"Underwater, Foreclosed, Saved"

From the Cape Cod Times
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Community Investment Corporation, 2012 MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions

Community Investment Corporation supports owners and operators of multifamily rental properties to help stabilize communities in Chicago. 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, Program-Related Investments
Portrait of Allison Clark

Allison Clark

Associate Director of Impact Investing
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Urmi Sengupta

Program Officer, Impact Investing

Marion Goldfinger

Program Assistant
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Beth Gutelius

Research Assistant
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Louise Powell

Staff Assistant