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) announced it will award $8.25 million to three top-performing CDFIs. Read More
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NEXT Seed Capital Awarded to Community Development Financial Institution

The Wells Fargo NEXT Awards for Opportunity Finance announced that it will award the 2013 NEXT Seed Capital Award to Freedom First Federal Credit Union in Roanoke, Virginia. Read More
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New $25 Million Investment Proves Viability of Mortgage Crisis Fix

In a first of its kind deal, Boston Community Capital, a non-profit community development financial institution, has secured a new investment of $25 million in its Stabilizing Urban Neighborhoods (SUN) Initiative. Read More

"Saving Affordable Housing "

From The Wall Street Journal
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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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  • 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
Portrait of John Balbach

John Balbach

Program Officer
Portrait of Urmi Sengupta

Urmi Sengupta

Program Officer, Impact Investments
Portrait of Nicole Barksdale

Nicole Barksdale

Associate to the Managing Director, Impact Investments

Marion Goldfinger

Program Assistant
Portrait of Louise Powell

Louise Powell

Team Coordinator

Media Contact

Portrait of Andrew Solomon

Andrew Solomon

Managing Director, Communications

Evaluation Contact

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Joanna Cohen

Program Officer, Evaluation