Our distributed team got together in real life in San Diego for a team retreat to connect with each other and our mission.
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The San Diego Workforce Partnership highlights Mission Driven Finance in their partner profile series. See how workforce development matters in our work.
Hilltop Crossing, a new development in San Diego, not only creates middle-income housing but also engages diverse subcontractors and includes energy-efficient features.
Missed the Regenerative Harvest Portfolio info session? See the recording and slides here.
Meet the people doing the most exciting, elegant work today in easing the financial way for caregivers and expanding economic opportunity for the historically marginalized.
In this podcast, Jenny Kassan and Michelle Thimesch talk with David Lynn about the origins of Mission Driven Finance and how he thinks about place-based investing.
The impact investing industry’s first publicly available, searchable resource of fund managers zeroes in on some of the industry’s most impactful managers.
Laura Kohn joins this Purpose webinar to discuss the power of shared ownership in building community wealth.
Three family child care providers share their stories in a video produced by Mission Driven Finance in partnership with the National Children’s Facilities Network.
“Laura’s mission is to design and scale solutions that drive economic development and dismantle racist and inequitable systems. She is committed to ensuring that communities of color are not only beneficiaries but also driving solutions.”
Lauren Grattan was named Immigration Advocate at Business for Good San Diego’s 2021 Awards for her efforts to advance an inclusive economy.
The successful exit of the pre-development loan means construction has started! The first phase is scheduled to be completed in 2022.
Through their portfolios, WES Mariam Assefa Fund, Impact America Fund, and Mission Driven Finance demonstrate how funders and investors can provide mission-driven organizations with flexible funding to innovate and scale up solutions that build more inclusive economies where everyone can contribute and thrive.
Earlier this year we shared some exciting and bittersweet team changes. Now that we are heading into the final quarter of the year, we want to share more about how our team is growing.
“Impact is a team sport and we all have a role to play, for-profit businesses included,” says Chief Community Officer Lauren Grattan. “B Corps embrace the idea that doing good is good business.”
This conversation took place between Elias Crim of Ownership Matters—a biweekly newsletter for the founders and funders of the emerging solidarity economy—and Mission Driven Finance’s co-founder and CEO, David Lynn, and Lauren Grattan, co-founder and Chief Community Officer.
This year, we opened the fellowship application to candidates nationwide. We received applications from 13 states, Washington, DC, and even one from another country!
Fifty by Fifty Employee Ownership News: Employee Ownership Catalyst Fund Preserves Local Businesses and Jobs
Project Equity and Mission Driven Finance announced on Labor Day the launch of the Employee Ownership Catalyst Fund, an evergreen debt fund that will offer flexible financing to businesses preparing for—or executing—an employee ownership transition. The fund targets businesses across the U.S. with 25 to 100-plus employees, particularly those employing frontline, low-wage workers and workers of color.