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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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
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NEXT Awards for Opportunity Finance Announce 2012 Finalists

Winners of the NEXT Awards for Opportunity Finance plan to expand national access to affordable housing, healthcare, and nonprofit community facilities in distressed communities across the U.S. Read More
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Grantee and Starbucks Expand Successful Jobs Campaign

The Opportunity Finance Network and Starbucks announced an expansion of their Create Jobs for USA Campaign, which has raised more than $11 million for community development financial institutions (CDFIs) nationwide. Read More
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PRI Makers Network and More for Mission Join to Become Mission Investors Exchange

A new organization, Mission Investors Exchange, provides a resource for foundations and other organizations that use investments as tools for achieving their philanthropic goals. Read More

"Underwater, Foreclosed, Saved"

From the Cape Cod Times
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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

Portrait of Joanna Cohen

Joanna Cohen

Program Officer, Evaluation