We wrote this North Star into the company theory of change: “Financial systems that perpetuate poverty are flipped to systems that eradicate it.” Systems change sounds really cool, but admittedly can be hard to picture. It is thrilling to see it coming into clearer focus, hopefully for you too.
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SAFSF and Fibershed Announce the Launch of the Fibers Fund
SAFSF and Fibershed announced the launch of the Integrated Capital Fibers Fund with Mission Driven Finance, recognizing that natural fiber and dye crops can and should play a key role in vibrant, economically viable regenerative agriculture.
Sorenson Impact Summit 2023: The role of catalytic capital
Catalytic capital works to unlock investments that would not otherwise be possible — expanding opportunity, strengthening communities, and fueling innovation that benefits both people and the planet.
Asset Funders Network webinar: Innovative Financing for Child Care Facilities
Reimagining the infrastructure/ecosystem needed to support child care providers requires solutions that address historic and structural issues.
Letters from Lauren: March 2023
It’s a lot of fun and a lot of work reconnecting capital and community. We’re thrilled to have new teammates that are up for doing both. Please help me welcome newcomers from the last few months of busy recruiting.
Letters from Lauren: January/February 2023
This year has started off with strange weather (certainly here in California) and many disheartening reports of violence and discord, but we still believe that centering community in finance can help change those trajectories.
39th Annual Economic Roundtable
At the 39th Annual Economic Roundtable, Laura Kohn made the case for child care as an affordable housing issue.
Letters from Lauren: December 2022
As we approach the end of the year, the Mission Driven Finance team is thrilled for how far we’ve come and where we’re going in 2023.
USC MSSE Jacobson Family Sustainable Impact Lecture Series: Engaging Communities as an ESG Pillar
Lauren Grattan participated in this conversation addressing the topic, “How Businesses are Centering Community in Social Impact.”
Letters from Lauren: October/November 2022
October saw a good chunk of our team traveling for conferences and connecting with our community in person.
Talking regenerative agriculture at the RFSI Forum
We all have a role to play to activate different forms of capital for positive outcomes in regenerative food and agricultural systems.
Politifest 2022: What’s the Government’s Role in Child Care?
In October 2022, Laura Kohn spoke at Politfest 2022 to discuss the topic of the government’s role in child care. Check out this recap.
Where to find the MDF team this conference season
While COVID-19 continues to circulate, our team is fully vaccinated and getting back to conferences and convenings.
Investing in Community Infrastructure to Support Thriving Economies
In March 2022, Laura Kohn spoke at the National Interagency Community Reinvestment Conference attended by over 2,400 community development professionals.
Letters from Lauren: July 2022
No summer slowdown here, we are seeing tons of activity across our various funds.
Regenerative Harvest Strategy Roadshow
The Mission Driven Finance team traveled throughout the United States to raise awareness of the Regenerative Harvest Strategy.
Food Funded 2022
Food entrepreneurs and investors gathered for educational workshops and live investment presentations to catalyze funding for food ventures at this year’s Food Funded summit.
Regenerative Harvest Fund info session
Missed the Regenerative Harvest Fund info session? See the recording and slides here.