Impact Investments

By providing flexible loans and other financial instruments, known as impact investments, the Foundation helps nonprofit and social enterprises grow and leverage capital to meet the needs of underserved people and communities. Read our strategy and the current status of our work

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Wells Fargo NEXT Awards for Opportunity Finance Honor Three Community Development Lenders

A MacArthur-supported awards program for community development financial institutions (CDFIs) will award $5.65 million to three top-performing CDFIs Read More

"New IRS Rule Likely to Make Impact Investing Easier"

The Chronicle of Philanthropy
Related Grantee: Center for Effective Philanthropy
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Report Examines How to Increase Charitable Giving

This report examines why charitable giving in the United States has been stuck at two percent of GDP since the 1970s and what it will take to increase it. Read More
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Impact Investing in Action: Secrets to Success and Implications for the Future

Cathy Clark, Director of the CASE Initiative on Impact Investing discusses how investors, foundations, public officials, students and others can engage and succeed in the dynamic and fast-growing field of impact investing. 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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  • AERIS: CDFI Assessment and Ratings Resource

    AERIS, a MacArthur grantee, provides comprehensive, third-party assessments of community development financial institutions' impact and financial performance.

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Staff

Portrait of Debra Schwartz

Debra Schwartz

Managing Director, Impact Investments
Portrait of Allison Clark

Allison Clark

Associate Director of Impact Investments
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John Balbach

Program Officer
Portrait of Urmi Sengupta

Urmi Sengupta

Program Officer, Impact Investments
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Nicole Barksdale

Associate to the Managing Director, Impact Investments

Marion Goldfinger

Program Assistant
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Louise Powell

Team Coordinator

Media Contact

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Andrew Solomon

Managing Director, Communications

Evaluation Contact

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Joanna Cohen

Program Officer, Evaluation