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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 ... Read More
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Scaling Up to Global Impact

Last month in Chicago, leaders in impact investing from over 40 countries gathered to share their experiences and wrestle with how best to unleash market forces that can improve quality of life for millions of people ... Read More
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Alliance to Support Expanded Practice of Impact Investing

The U.S. Impact Investing Alliance launched an expanded network of leaders, bringing together financial institutions, high net worth individuals, and intermediaries to advance the growing impact investing market. Read More
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A Roadmap to Invest in Results

Shifting the conversation about social financing away from activities and toward outcomes, the Invest in Results campaign is focusing on new business models and new financing techniques that deliver results. Read More
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Report Finds Impact Investment Market Flourishing

Impact investing is growing significantly, with top market participants expressing confidence in both the financial performance and outcomes that their capital generates, according to a MacArthur-supported report by the Global Impact Investing Network. Read More
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Understanding the Capital Needs of Social Enterprises

A white paper by Echoing Green and Enclude examines the capital needs of social entrepreneurs at various stages of their organizations’ life cycle. Read More
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With New Financing MyStrongHome to Serve Initial 1000 Homeowners, Prove Model

MyStrongHome combines specialized climate-resilient construction, insurance, and financing to mitigate risk and increase safety and security for families in vulnerable coastal communities. Read More

"Benefit Chicago Funds Local Businesses"

Chicago Citizens Newspaper
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"Building the Market for Impact Investments"

The Chronicle of Philanthropy
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$12 Million in New Investments to Benefit Chicago Neighborhoods

Six Chicago-area organizations will use $12 million in loans to train and employ adults with autism, support retail development, provide training and transitional jobs, and build projects that support youth and families in underserved Chicago neighborhoods. Read More

Staff

Akobe Sandy

Impact Investment Associate
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Debra Schwartz

Managing Director
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Allison Clark

Associate Director
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Joshua J. Mintz

Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary
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John Balbach

Associate Director

Marion Goldfinger

Senior Grants Manager
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Lori Scott

Senior Underwriter
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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
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Andrew Solomon

Managing Director, Communications
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Joanna Cohen

Program Officer