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.
Allison Parker, The Seattle Foundation | Like Chambers Bay, our region's impact investing network is a complex course: alluring with breathtaking views, but filled with hidden bumps, tough climbs and other potential hazards. By mapping out this ecosystem, we see that our role is to build on our strengths as a community foundation: sharing place-based knowledge, building relationships and engaging donors. more »
Nicole Neroulias Gupte, Communications Manager | Lee Woodruff joined Philanthropy Northwest and the Schultz Family Foundation to talk about her family's journey of recovery from traumatic brain injury and how funders can help support post-9/11 veterans and their families. more »
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.
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Kris Hermanns, Pride Foundation | Last week’s historic ruling by the Supreme Court finally affirms the decades-long fight for marriage equality. My heart is filled with joy knowing that all couples nationwide will now enjoy the same right to marry under the law. Yet while the ruling represents a critical step forward for LGBTQ people and their families, our quest for full equality is far from complete. more »
Despite a field replete with research, analysis, recommended policies and practices — not to mention an abundance of educational programs and frameworks for grantmaking to diverse communities — philanthropic leaders have been slow to advance these values in their foundations. We wondered: what is getting in the way?
Race Forward is a national nonprofit whose mission is to build awareness, solutions and leadership for racial justice by generating transformative ideas, information and experiences. The organization defines racial justice as "the systematic fair treatment of people of all races, resulting in equitable opportunities and outcomes for all" and works to advance its mission through media, research and leadership development.
Racial Equity Tools is designed to support individuals and groups working to achieve racial equity. The website offers a glossary, research, tips, curricula and ideas for people who want to increase their own understanding and to help those working toward justice at every level — in systems, organizations, communities and the culture at large.
The Race Matters Institute helps nonprofits, government units, community organizations and philanthropies develop policies and programs to achieve more diverse, equitable and inclusive results.
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The Foundation for the Mid South’s mission is to invest in people and strategies that build philanthropy and promote racial, social and economic equity in Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi. The four-part More than Words series, funded by the Ford Foundation, describes its organizational transformation emphasizing racial, social, and economic equity.
Part 1: Moving Beyond the Status Quo
Workplace racial inequity exists in America unless significant attention is paid to changing it. When racial equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) are understood as mission-relevant to an organization, strategies for achieving these take precedence and permeate the culture. This toolkit condenses 15 years of the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s employee work “hard-wiring” EDI as part of the cultural norm from management to staff to grantees to vendors.