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

Representative Grants & Program-Related Investments

The Foundation’s impact investment work includes program-related investments (PRIs) made over the course of three decades to a range of intermediaries and social service enterprises across sectors and geographies, as well as a series of ... 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
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MacArthur Commits $10 Million to California Multifamily Energy Efficiency Improvements

The investments will help reduce the carbon footprints of some of the state’s least energy efficient building and make housing more affordable for low-income families, seniors, and individuals with special needs, such as veterans and ... Read More

Legal Disclaimer

Nothing herein is intended to be an offer or a solicitation to sell securities of any kind or to invite participation in any particular transaction or structure. Read More

Staff

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Debra Schwartz

Managing Director
Portrait of Allison Clark

Allison Clark

Associate Director
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John Balbach

Program Officer
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Urmi Sengupta

Program Officer
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Nicole Barksdale

Associate to the Managing Director

Marion Goldfinger

Program Assistant

Media Contact

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Andrew Solomon

Managing Director, Communications

Evaluation Contact

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Joanna Cohen

Program Officer, Evaluation