More community foundations are looking to impact investing to move the needle on capital-intensive challenges like affordable housing and economic development. Here’s the latest example, from Atlanta.
While many foundations are now experimenting with impact investing, community foundations have been slower to embrace this strategy. Here’s another sign that this is changing.
Impact investing has a lot of potential to help scale charter schools. Not surprisingly, the Walton Family Foundation is positioning itself as a leader in putting up such capital.
There's growing interest in using the billions of dollars in DAFs for impact investing and a lot of new action on this front. Here's a deep dive into what's happening, based on interviews with 10 experts.
As another foundation swings behind impact investing in a big way, there are some good reasons to fret about where things are going. Here are a few questions that still need to be worked out.
Impact investing continues to gain traction among foundations, albeit with its share of detractors. Surdna has become a big backer of the practice, and is now making grants to grow the field.
Salesforce, a leader in corporate philanthropy, has continued to grow and evolve its approach to doing good. Most recently, it unveiled an impact investment fund.