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.


Self-Help Ventures Fund

2018 | $15,000,000
Program-related investment to a nonprofit Community Development Financial Institution to support the acquisition of deposits and branch locations of the former Seaway Bank in Chicago, enabling delivery of responsible retail banking services and products that foster economic opportunity, with a focus on African American communities.


Representative Grants


2019 | $600,000
To support the Impact Management Project, which is creating practices and tools that make it easier for enterprises and investors to measure, report, and manage the impact of their investments.



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.



2019 | $200,000
To support the Global Social Entrepreneurship Network, a global network of over 50 members across 70 countries and six continents that supports early stage social entrepreneurs.



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 October 2020

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