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What we learned in our very first Community Finance Fellowship
We are proud to announce that the first cohort of the Community Finance Fellowship—Louise Jordan, Benson Ochira, Andrew Moncada, Essence Rodriguez, and Crystal Sevilla—is graduating.
Why we updated our logo
Reaching a five-year milestone was not only an accomplishment we can be proud of, but also a good time to evaluate how we present ourselves to the world. We wanted to refresh the colors of our logo to better reflect our bold and optimistic approach to finance.
Why invest with a racial or gender equity lens?
We need more individuals thinking and acting in ways that take into account the dynamics of intersectionality—a framework that civil rights activist and lawyer Kimberlé Crenshaw coined—to provide a lens through which you can see where power comes and collides, where it interlocks and intersects.
People on the Move info session
Missed the info session? See the recording and slides here.
Local impact investment firm Mission Driven Finance marks 5th anniversary with $11 million milestone
Marking two major milestones, we are celebrating our fifth anniversary this month as well as having disbursed $11 million in assets to the small businesses and nonprofits dedicated to social change in the region.
Living Cities announces capital investment in Mission Driven Finance to increase access to growth capital and support for social impact small businesses and nonprofits
Living Cities’ Blended Catalyst Fund (BCF) announces a $2 million commitment to Advance, a regional, inclusive place-based fund managed by impact investment firm Mission Driven Finance.
Power of Community Financing info session
Are you a small business or nonprofit looking for working capital? Learn more here.
Mission Driven Finance selected as an ImpactAssets 50 2021 Emerging Impact Manager
Mission Driven Finance has been named as an Emerging Impact Manager in ImpactAssets’ IA 50 2021, the first publicly available database that provides a gateway into the world of impact investing for investors and their financial advisors, offering an easy way to identify experienced impact investment firms and explore the landscape of potential investment options.
Inside the mind of a donor: Cause chat with philanthropist Laura Galinson
Our Director of Community Relations Laura Galinson and Sharyn Goodson explore the importance of building authentic relationships with donors and dive deeper into understanding what drives a donor to give.
Employee Rights Center: Gender equity at work
Our COO Shreya Sasaki joins Dr. Hei-ock Kim, Marci Bair, and Michelle Burkart to discuss gender equity at work in this Employee Rights Center Facebook Live event.
Why I invest: Rachel Lozano Castro
One of the youngest people to support Mission Driven Finance portfolio companies, Rachel Lozano Castro leaned into her passion and know-how to organize a shared donor-advised fund (DAF) with her family that supports our flagship place-based strategy Advance.
Our fund is a “myth-buster and courageous innovation”
We are proud to be a part of Integrated Capital Investing’s The Transformative 25 List, funds that are transforming finance for people and the planet.
Impact investing and anti-racism: From contemplation to action
We were honored to speak with Shereen Daniels of HR rewired about our journey to being an anti-racist company.
Impact investing deep dive — How to generate impact across different asset classes
Impact investing is often misunderstood. Is it a subset of investing or philanthropy? Come learn about how to incorporate impact investing into your investment strategy, and explore possible career paths in the impacting investing space.
How Lauren Grattan thinks about risk
Shoutout Socal recently checked in with our Co-founder and Chief Community Officer Lauren Grattan in its local stories series and asked her how she thinks about risk.
Now is the time to try philanthropic investing
In a nutshell, the federal government built temporary tax incentives into the CARES Act to urge Americans to make charitable contributions in 2020 and support our neighbors. For those who are in a position to give or do impact investing, there’s no time like the present.
Community Finance Fellowship showcase
Hear directly from the 2020 cohort fellows— Andrew Moncada, Essence Rodriguez, Louise Jordan, Crystal Sevilla, and Benson Ochira—about their career goals and their experiences thus far changing the face and flow of finance.
San Diego Foundation Sends First $1.5 Million To Nonprofits Hit By COVID-19 [KPBS]
The first $1.5 million in loans from The San Diego Foundation’s small business and nonprofit program have gone out to eight local organizations, the foundation announced Tuesday, part of a $5 million fund for organizations impacted by COVID-19.