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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MacArthur Impact Investments Help Advance Energy Efficiency Financing for Multifamily Housing

MacArthur today announced its progress and plans for $31 million in impact investments to advance innovative energy efficiency financing specifically designed for multifamily housing. Read More

Impacting Investing

Dollars and Change
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Survey Examines Growth of Impact Investing

The annual impact investor survey reveals growing global markets for impact investments, with respondents reporting more than $10 billion of investments in 2014 and plans to commit 16 percent more in 2015. Read More
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NEXT Award Recipient First CDFI to Receive Bond Rating

Clearinghouse CDFI, a California-based organization focused on lending in low-income and distressed communities, has become the nation’s first organization of its kind to receive a credit rating from S&P Ratings. Read More
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Grantmaking in Chicago

The Foundation seeks and seizes opportunities to work locally as an expression of its civic commitment to its home, and because being rooted in Chicago yields a deeper understanding of issues faced by urban areas. 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

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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
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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