Representative Grants & Impact Investments
October 9, 2020 | Grantee Profile | Impact Investments

Our impact investment work includes mission- and program-related investments to support intermediaries and impact-driven enterprises working around the world, as well as grants to organizations and academic institutions that are building knowledge and connection throughout the field and advancing the practice of impact measurement and management.

 

Representative Impact Investments


Arc Chicago, LLC

2015 | $50,000,000
Program-related investment to support an impact investment fund created in connection with the Benefit Chicago initiative, a collaboration between the MacArthur Foundation, The Chicago Community Trust and Calvert Impact Capital that is making $100 million in new investments across the Chicago region to create jobs, build wealth, and address critical social and economic challenges.

 

Encourage Solar Finance

2018 | $10,000,000  
Mission-related investment to a private equity fund that finances rooftop solar energy solutions for micro, small and medium-sized enterprises in India. The fund will play a critical role in unlocking a market that is key to widespread solar adoption in the country and drive between 6 and 8 million metric tons of carbon emission reductions annually. 

 

Impact America Fund II

2020 | $7,500,000
Program-related investment to support an impact venture capital fund investing in early stage companies that advance the economic agency and participation of low- and moderate-income communities of color in the U.S.

 

One Acre Fund

2020 | $10,000,000
Program related investment loan to the One Acre Fund, a nonprofit social enterprise supporting smallholder farmers in Africa with financing and training through a new capital structure demonstrating the way catalytic capital can bridge financing gaps, spark additional investments, and help sustain and grow high-impact nonprofits.

 

Prime Impact Fund

2020 | $5,000,000
Program related investment in Prime Impact Fund to address a critical capital gap for climate-relevant innovation by financing technology-based solutions with the potential to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

 

Raven Indigenous Impact Fund

2021 | $2,000,000 CAD
Program-related investment to help Indigenous entrepreneurs increase the availability of goods and services tailored specifically to the cultures and needs of Indigenous peoples and collectives, and to contribute to the growth of Indigenous economies.

 

Representative Grants


Chicago Community Trust 

2020 | $250,000
To support the Fund for Equitable Business Growth, which seeks to advance equity and opportunity for small businesses in the Chicago region, with a particular emphasis on entrepreneurs of color.

 

Management Leadership for Tomorrow

2020 | $500,000
To support MLT Black Equity at Work Certification, a new initiative to drive action and accountability on Black equity in corporate America.

 

New Venture Fund

2020 | $6,000,000
To support grantmaking that advances the Catalytic Capital Consortium initiative by increasing the knowledge, awareness and use of catalytic capital among investors, including foundations, family offices, donor governments and others.

 

New Venture Fund

2019 | $2,000,000
To support New Venture Fund's Tipping Point Fund Project, a donor collaborative aimed at supporting the growth of the impact investing field through strategic grantmaking.

 

TONIIC

2019 | $400,000
To support general operations of Toniic, a global network serving individuals, family offices, foundations, and funds to increase the flow of impact-oriented capital and services that address social and environmental challenges.

 

 


Updated June 2021

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