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Announcing some exciting (and bittersweet) team changes

Announcing some exciting (and bittersweet) team changes

As Mission Driven Finance celebrates its fifth year flowing capital to community, we have seen our company grow and change many times, especially given our focus on being a deliberately developmental organization. This season feels like one of great change even with that mindset, and we want to make sure you learn about the latest team changes at Mission Driven Finance.

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Congresswoman Sara Jacobs’ Request for $1 Million in Child Care Funding for San Diego County Included in FY 2022 House Appropriations Bill

Congresswoman Sara Jacobs’ Request for $1 Million in Child Care Funding for San Diego County Included in FY 2022 House Appropriations Bill

The $1 million in federal funding for the Child Care Expansion Fund would be used by the County of San Diego to address the acute shortage of child care by helping small child care businesses expand. Mission Driven Finance, working with the County of San Diego and Congresswoman Jacobs, looks forward to filling the financial gaps and providing the support providers need to expand to care for more children and help more parents get back to work.

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Social Impact Investing with David Cooper and Maggie Spicer

Social Impact Investing with David Cooper and Maggie Spicer

In this episode of the Essential Ingredients podcast powered by NextGenChef, host Justine Reichman talks with David Cooper—our senior portfolio advisor and co-founder of the 86 Fund—and fellow co-founder Maggie Spicer about impact investments and charitable capital investments through donor-advised funds (DAFs).

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Transformative 25 Funds Creative Financing

Transformative 25 Funds Creative Financing

Fund managers from Fair Food Network, Homestake Venture Partners, Flexible Capital Fund, Kachuwa Impact Fund, and Mission Driven Finance engage in a lively discussion about creative financing and integrated capital strategies. Moderated by Esther Park, CEO of Cienega Capital.

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Asian Pacific Islander Businesses of the Year Awards 2021

Asian Pacific Islander Businesses of the Year Awards 2021

In honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, the San Diego Business Journal and Asian Business Association San Diego presented Asian Pacific Islander Businesses of the Year Awards and a panel discussion that included our Chief Investment Officer Louie Nguyen. Congratulations to portfolio company Microtek took home the “Most Innovative” Business of the Year Award.

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Philanthropy Now podcast: Multiplying grantmaking power with impact investing

Philanthropy Now podcast: Multiplying grantmaking power with impact investing

Hear how impact investing differs from traditional grantmaking, and how this philanthropic tool leverages financial capital and human resources to get important community projects off the ground. Learn how Mission Driven Finance, Social Finance, and Silicon Valley Community Foundation use this model to support especially underserved communities and address inequities in affordable housing, education, and more.

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Financing alternatives for social impact companies

Financing alternatives for social impact companies

Our Senior Portfolio Advisor David Cooper joined co-founder and CEO of Sown to Grow, Rupa Gupta, to share their knowledge of financing alternatives for social impact companies from both the investor’s and entrepreneur’s perspectives.

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