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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"

Bmeaningful
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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 ...
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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.

"Why Good Capital Series: Debra Schwartz"

Good Capital Project
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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.
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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.
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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.

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
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