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Representative Grants & Program-Related 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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Grantmaking in Chicago

The Foundation seeks and seizes opportunities to work locally as an expression of its civic commitment to its home, and because being rooted in Chicago yields a deeper understanding of issues faced by urban areas. Read More
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MacArthur Commits $10 Million to California Multifamily Energy Efficiency Improvements

The investments will help reduce the carbon footprints of some of the state’s least energy efficient building and make housing more affordable for low-income families, seniors, and individuals with special needs, such as veterans and ... Read More

Impact Investing in Action: Secrets to Success and Implications for the Future

Drawing from their years as field pioneers and leading researchers, Cathy Clark and Ben Thornley will discuss impact investing and its implications for philanthropy, social enterprise, and mainstream investors. Read More
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Report Examines Impact Investing’s Role in Addressing Income Inequality

The Bottom Line: Investing for Impact on Economic Mobility in the U.S. draws on lessons from market-based approaches to identify tools and strategies that can help move the needle on family economic security. Read More
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Report Details Global Impact Investing in 2014

A report by the Impact Investing Policy Collaborative showcases the use of public policy tools to expand the reach of impact investing across a range of developed and developing countries and regions. Read More
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Housing Partnership Equity Trust Preserves Multifamily Building in Downtown Chicago

The Housing Partnership Equity Trust (HPET) has purchased Damen Court Apartments in downtown Chicago in collaboration with the Hispanic Housing Development Corporation, and will renovate the property and preserve it as affordable housing. Read More
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New Company to Bring Energy Savings To Underserved Markets

With $6.5 million in capital commitments, including a $5 million impact investment from MacArthur, the Vermont Energy Investment Corporation has launched Commons Energy L3C, a new subsidiary to help underserved markets reduce their energy and ... Read More
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Investing for Social Impact

Program-Related Investments Director Debra Schwartz talks about the MacArthur Foundation’s history of impact investing and the role foundations can play in investing for social impact at a recent BMW Foundation event. Read More
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Financing Impact by Design

Program-Related Investments Director Debra Schwartz talks about how to design impact investments by first focusing on the problem an investor or Foundation is trying to address at a recent University of Oxford event. Read More
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Wells Fargo NEXT Awards for Opportunity Finance Honor Three Community Development Lenders

The three CDFIs will use the Wells Fargo NEXT Awards for Opportunity Finance to expand their geographic presence and product offerings to bolster local economies and keep housing affordable. Read More
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Wisconsin-based CDFI Wins NEXT Seed Capital Award

Impact Seven, a community development financial institution or CDFI, will use this year’s Wells Fargo NEXT Seed Capital Award to preserve affordable housing in rural Wisconsin. Read More
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Next Awards for Opportunity Finance Announce 2014 Finalists

Four leading community development financial institutions (CDFIs) are competing for $8.25 million in grants and low-cost, long-term loans. Winners of the NEXT Awards for Opportunity Finance must have innovative strategies to expand housing opportunities such ... Read More
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MacArthur to Provide $25 Million to Finance Energy Efficiency Improvements in U.S. Multi-Family Housing

The announcement coincides with today’s White House event highlighting a new report on the potential of impact investing, “Private Capital, Public Good: How Smart Federal Policy can Galvanize Impact Investing—and Why It’s Urgent.” Read More
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Report Examines Social Impact of Corporate Investing

Some leading corporate venture capital funds are investing in deals that provide financial return as well as social and/or environment impact, according to Volans. Read More
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Staff

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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

Program Officer
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Urmi Sengupta

Program Officer
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Nicole Barksdale

Associate to the Managing Director

Marion Goldfinger

Program Assistant

Media Contact

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Andrew Solomon

Managing Director, Communications

Evaluation Contact

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Joanna Cohen

Program Officer, Evaluation