Surdna is committing $100 million of its endowment to impact investing, after kicking the idea around for years. Here’s how they made it work, and where the funds are going.
Access to energy is a linchpin of advancing sustainable global development forward. Some funders invest capital, others focus on grants. Among the companies raking in the former is d.light.
Kresge has been a leader in impact investing, especially to people often shut out by financial institutions. Its latest round is investing $14 million in things like renewables, placemaking, and walkability.
An agricultural initiative in Maine is a hopeful and interesting project that’s seizing on a couple of trends in agriculture, nonprofits, and philanthropy.
Traditional grantmaking dollars can only go so far when it comes to tackling climate change. Which is why Packard is keen to help a carbon offset effort that aims to attract large private investments.
On Giving Tuesday, where can you give to make the most structural impact? We ask an expert in impact investing, Kristin Hull.
Affordable housing is an especially tough issue for philanthropy, since funder resources are so puny relative to the problem. Getting anywhere on this one means going well beyond traditional grantmaking.