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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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
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CDFIs Gain New Support and Visibility

Opportunity Finance Network's recent national conference featured announcements of new support for community development financial institutions. Read More

"Fallen Leaves"

From the National Journal 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
Portrait of Urmi Sengupta

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