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"He’s Saving Pullman"

Crain's Chicago Business
Related Grantees: Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives, National Park Foundation
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Rethinking an All-or-Nothing View of Impact Investing

Managing Director of Impact Investments Debra Schwartz discusses growth in impact investing and potential for its use in reaching Sustainable Development Goals.
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Opportunities for More Inclusive Venture Capital

In a report on alternative investment strategies, Village Capital explores ideas that enable more inclusive support for entrepreneurs who may be from different places, industries, or cultural backgrounds.

"New Loan Program to Repurpose Shuttered CPS Buildings"

Crain's Chicago Business
Related Grantee: Chicago Community Loan Fund
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The History of Community Development Financial Institutions

A history of Community Development Financial Institutions features MacArthur’s leading role in building the field.
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SRI Investments Reach $12 Trillion in 2018

Sustainable, responsible, and impact investing increased 38 percent to $12 trillion from 2016 to 2018, according to the US SIF’s 2018 report on U.S. SRI trends.
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Collaborative Seeks to Increase Investment in Emerging Markets

Bringing together investors and funders, The Collaborative for Frontier Finance will seek to drive more capital toward investments in small and growing businesses in emerging markets.
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Investing in Progress Toward Sustainable Development Goals 

A report from the Global Impact Investing Network explores how impact investments can direct capital to support progress on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
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Foundations Collaborate on Catalytic Financing to Go Big on Climate Action

This article was originally published on August 29, 2018 in Impact Alpha (subscription required).    Climate change entrepreneurs and fund managers are developing innovative solutions to worldwide challenges. But too often, promising efforts are stuck on the ...
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Surveys Highlight the Importance of Catalytic Capital

Portfolio Manager Charles Coustan and Program Officer Urmi Sengupta discuss statistics that reinforce the need for catalytic capital.

Representative Grants & Impact 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 ...
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Impact Investment Marketplace Growing, Becoming More Diverse

The impact investing marketplace is growing and more diverse with allocations across a wide range of geographies, sectors, asset classes, and stages of businesses, according to a report by The Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN).

Staff

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Debra Schwartz

Managing Director
Portrait of Allison Clark

Allison Clark

Associate Director
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Joshua J. Mintz

Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary
Portrait of John Balbach

John Balbach

Associate Director

Marion Goldfinger

Senior Grants Manager
Portrait of Lori Scott

Lori Scott

Chief Credit Officer
Portrait of Urmi Sengupta

Urmi Sengupta

Program Officer
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Nicole Barksdale

Associate to the Managing Director

Emmalyn Champion

Coordinator
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Charles Coustan

Portfolio Manager

Akobe Sandy

Impact Investment Associate
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Andrew Solomon

Managing Director, Communications
Portrait of Joanna Cohen

Joanna Cohen

Senior Evaluation Officer
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