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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"Nonprofit Firms Form REIT "

From LINC Housing Corporation
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An Evaluation of Investments in the Hurricane-Affected, Gulf Coast Region

Per the Foundation’s policy, the Foundation does not provide disaster relief. Hurricanes Katrina and Rita created an unprecedented scenario that caused the Foundation to make an exception and to put aside its usual grant‐making ... Read More

"The Untapped Power of PRIs"

From the Financial Advisor
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"The Untapped Power Of PRIs"

From Private Wealth
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NEXT Awards for Opportunity Finance Honor Three Community Development Finance Institutions

The Clearinghouse CDFI, the Primary Care Development Corporation, and the Corporation for Supportive Housing have been announced as the winners of the NEXT Awards for Opportunity Finance. Read More
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Investing In What Works for America’s Communities

With poverty affecting one in six Americans, a new report by leaders in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors proposes innovative ideas that can bring new vitality to struggling communities. Read More
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The Opportunity Fund Wins Award for Innovative Small Business Loan Product

San Jose-based community lender The Opportunity Fund has won the $100,000 NEXT Seed Capital Award for its innovative EasyPay financing product. Read More
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Treasury Department Supports CDFIs

The U.S. Department of the Treasury announced more than $186 million in grants and low-cost loans to community development financial institutions (CDFIs) across the country. 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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  • CARS: the CDFI Assessment and Ratings System

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

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Staff

Portrait of Valerie Chang

Valerie Chang

Managing Director, Programs
Portrait of Debra Schwartz

Debra Schwartz

Managing Director, Impact Investments
Portrait of Allison Clark

Allison Clark

Associate Director of Impact Investments
Portrait of John Balbach

John Balbach

Program Officer
Portrait of Urmi Sengupta

Urmi Sengupta

Program Officer, Impact Investments

Marion Goldfinger

Program Assistant
Portrait of Beth Gutelius

Beth Gutelius

Research Associate
Portrait of Louise Powell

Louise Powell

Staff Assistant

Media Contact

Portrait of Sean Harder

Sean Harder

Communications Officer