Pay for Success deals, sometimes called social impact bonds, are an emerging private-public approach to funding social services: foundations and impact investors pay for preventative programs aimed at saving taxpayer money in the long term, to be repaid by the government if the programs succeed. Visit Nonprofit Finance Fund's Pay for Success Learning Hub for a U.S. activity map, resources and tools.
In this blog post, Clara Miller and Toni Johnson from The F.B. Heron Foundation, a pioneer in impact investing, talk about the challenges they've faced in fully and deeply mission-aligning their investment portfolio.
The Mission Investment Database is a record of more than $1 billion of impact investments made by U.S. foundations and other philanthropic asset holders since 2010, collected by Mission Investors Exchange.
The below-market and market rate investments are categorized by asset class: real asset, deposit, guarantee, equity-like debt, public debt, public equity, private equity and private debt. They are also categorized by sector.
In 2010, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation joined together to develop a comprehensive online training program on legal issue
Building on the momentum around energy financing and impact investing in D.C., get the latest thinking from Mission Investors Exchange on impact investment in the energy sector, problems associated with making these investments and the resources needed in conjunction with the federal government.
A Short Guide to Impact Investing: A Primer on How Business Can Drive Social Change is a 52-page guide published by The Case Foundation to help high net worth individuals, family offices and others join the impact investing movement.
The Community Foundation Field Guide to Impact Investing provides reflections and resources for community foundations interested in learning abou
Strategies to Maximize your Philanthropic Capital: A Guide to Program Related Investments is a comprehensive primer on program-related investments (