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Four Lessons from Four Decades of Impact Investing

Managing Director of Impact Investments Debra Schwartz articulates four key lessons from the Foundation's impact investments work spanning more than 30 years.
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Legal and Exempt Organization Tax Aspects of Impact Investing

MacArthur General Counsel Josh Mintz and General Counsel, Chief Ethics officer, and Secretary of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation recently presented Nonprofit Governance Impact Investing: Key Issues for Exempt Organizations.
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$100 Million Fund Continues Critical Efforts to Preserve Affordable Rental Housing

A $100 million fund will make available flexible capital to nonprofit housing providers so they can acquire quickly properties that are at risk of becoming unaffordable.
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Catalytic Capital: An Essential Tool for Impact

Several years ago, I first remarked that the most compelling impact investments, very often, are "made, not found." My observation drew from the Foundation's three decades of experience as a hands-on impact investor. Throughout, we ...
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Benefit Chicago Wins 2017 Chicago Innovation Award for Collaboration

Benefit Chicago received the Chicago Innovation Award for Collaboration in recognition of the innovative approach to local impact investing by the three organizations that worked together to create it.

"Who Took Home the Chicago Innovation Awards"

Crain's Chicago Business

"The Future of Impact Investing"

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Staff

Portrait of Debra Schwartz

Debra Schwartz

Managing Director
Portrait of Allison Clark

Allison Clark

Associate Director
Portrait of Joshua J. Mintz

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
Portrait of Nicole Barksdale

Nicole Barksdale

Associate to the Managing Director

Emmalyn Champion

Coordinator
Portrait of Charles Coustan

Charles Coustan

Portfolio Manager

Akobe Sandy

Impact Investment Associate
Portrait of Andrew Solomon

Andrew Solomon

Managing Director, Communications
Portrait of Joanna Cohen

Joanna Cohen

Program Officer