Grantee Profile

Calvert Social Investment Foundation

Grants to Calvert Social Investment Foundation

  • $250,000Active Strategy

    2014 (Inactive Grant)

    Impact Investments

    BETHESDA, MARYLAND — The Calvert Social Investment Foundation (Calvert), founded in 1995, is a nonprofit Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) based in Columbia, Maryland. Through its pioneering Community Investment Note, Calvert has raised more than $800 million from 13,500 individual investors – capital that it has invested in nonprofit organizations working in affordable housing development, microfinance, women's empowerment, small business development, and financial services. Calvert will use this grant to further its growth and advance its mission by pursuing multiple financial innovations aimed at tapping into and expanding the growing universe of social impact investors.

  • $2,000,000Active Strategy

    2007 (Duration 10 years, 3 months)

    Impact Investments

    BETHESDA, MARYLAND — Program-Related Investment to capitalize new loans to be made via MicroPlace, an online marketplace that allows individuals to invest in international microfinance organizations.

  • $100,000Active Strategy

    2002 (Inactive Grant)

    Impact Investments

    BETHESDA, MARYLAND — To support a strategic planning process to expand the ability to provide capital to qualifying nonprofit organizations in the United States and internationally.

  • $50,000Active Strategy

    2001 (Inactive Grant)

    Impact Investments

    BETHESDA, MARYLAND — To support strategic planning.

  • $150,000

    2000 (Inactive Grant)

    Community Development

    BETHESDA, MARYLAND — To support the Community Investment Information Project (over two years).

  • $1,500,000Active Strategy

    1994 (Duration 21 years, 6 months)

    Impact Investments

    BETHESDA, MARYLAND — Program-related investment to launch a high-impact fund to meet the capital needs of community-based organizations.

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Calvert Social Investment Foundation $4,050,000 between 1978 and 2016.

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