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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Chicago Launches New Program to Combat Foreclosures

The City of Chicago has launched a new initiative to prevent foreclosures and stabilize property values in Humboldt Park, Chatham, Chicago Lawn, West Woodlawn, Auburn Gresham, West Pullman, Belmont Cragin, Englewood, and Grant Boulevard. Read More

Transformation Rolls On

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Four CDFIs Vie for $8.25 Million in Awards for Responsible Financing Strategies

The Wachovia Wells Fargo NEXT Awards for Opportunity Finance offers the awards in partnership with MacArthur. Read More

Grantees Launch Innovative Foreclosure Prevention Program

The U.S. Treasury has approved the launch of the Mortgage Resolution Fund developed by Mercy Portfolio Services, a nonprofit organization created with start-up funding from the Foundation. Read More
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Successful Program Keeps People in Their Homes, Avoiding Foreclosure

Boston Community Capital — a community development financial institution — has been leading a successful effort to purchase foreclosed homes and sell them back to the original occupants through their Stabilizing Urban Neighborhoods program. Read More

"Prof. Plans to Study Housing Crisis Effects"

From The Daily Northwestern
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Innovative Public-Private Partnership Introduces $100 Million Program to Preserve Affordable Rental Homes

An innovative partnership to finance the preservation of federally-subsidized rental housing in underserved markets brings together major financial institutions, philanthropy, and the federal government. 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
Portrait of Beth Gutelius

Beth Gutelius

Research Assistant
Portrait of Louise Powell

Louise Powell

Staff Assistant