Amalgamated Bank has been expanding, increasing its engagement with philanthropy, launching a foundation and a DAF platform, and hiring a former progressive grantmaker to manage philanthropic clients.
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.
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 the Ballmer Group pumps millions into nonprofits working to lift children out of poverty, it also has its eye on using new technology to drive faster progress in this tough area.
Diseases of dementia, including Alzheimer's, are among medicine's toughest challenges. AARP is getting behind an unusual effort to catalyze new breakthroughs in this frustrating field.
Impact investing can be tricky for social justice funders. Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation shares lessons of its own exploration of this area, identifying opportunities as well as gaps in expertise and diversity in the field.
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.