New Investing Resources, With Insights from Our Members and Experts

New Investing Resources, With Insights from Our Members and Experts


Are you an endowment manager or an impact investor?

We’ve two new resources for you!

  • Published by the Council on Foundations and Commonfund Institute, the 2016 Study of Investment of Endowments for Private and Community Foundations is the most comprehensive annual survey of foundation investment and governance practices of private and community foundations. Download it here, and see how other foundations are managing their investments as well as their financial results.

Thank you, Commonfund, for partnering with Philanthropy Northwest to have our members surveyed this year.

  • With the generous support of the Satterberg Foundation, Philanthropy Northwest developed A Foundation Guide to Investing in Community Development Financial Institutions to help board and staff members in the philanthropic sector better understand the basics of CDFIs and how best to structure investments in them. Supporting a CDFI is one of the simpler impact investments a foundation can make, especially if you seek to address diversity, equity and inclusion in underserved communities. Download it here, and learn the “how and why” of investing in CDFIs. 

Thank you, Sayer Jones (Meyer Memorial Trust) and Karla Miller (Northwest Area Foundation), for sharing your seasoned CDFI investor insights “from the field” throughout the guide.

As always, Philanthropy Northwest experts are here to help with your questions - contact us!