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

What's New


Greensburg-based Lending Program Awarded 'Oscar' in its Field

From the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Read More

Starbucks Partners with MacArthur Grantee to Support Community Development Lenders

In a partnership with the Foundation-supported Opportunity Finance Network, Starbucks will provide capital grants to select Community Development Financial Institutions. Read More

Wachovia NEXT Awards Honor Two Community Development Financial Institutions

Coastal Enterprises, Inc. in Wiscasset, ME and The Progress Fund in Greensburg, PA. are the recipients of the 2009 Wachovia NEXT $8.25 million Awards. Read More
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Affordable Housing Saved in DC Neighborhood

The MacArthur-supported National Housing Trust-Enterprise Preservation Corporation helped low- and moderate-income tenants buy their Washington, D.C., apartment back from developers and renovate it. Read More

Chicago Launches New Program to Combat Foreclosures

The City of Chicago has launched a new initiative to prevent foreclosures and stabilize property values in Humboldt Park, Chatham, Chicago Lawn, West Woodlawn, Auburn Gresham, West Pullman, Belmont Cragin, Englewood, and Grant Boulevard. 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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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 Louise Powell

Louise Powell

Staff Assistant

Media Contact

Portrait of Sean Harder

Sean Harder

Communications Officer