While COVID-19 continues to circulate, our team is fully vaccinated and getting back to conferences and convenings.
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In March 2022, Laura Kohn spoke at the National Interagency Community Reinvestment Conference attended by over 2,400 community development professionals.
The Mission Driven Finance team traveled throughout the United States to raise awareness of the Regenerative Harvest Strategy.
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.
Missed the Regenerative Harvest Portfolio info session? See the recording and slides here.
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.
Laura Kohn joins this Purpose webinar to discuss the power of shared ownership in building community wealth.
Learn about the current environment for Black-owned businesses and how to reimagine systems in order to create opportunities for capital and community connections.
Lauren Grattan was named Immigration Advocate at Business for Good San Diego’s 2021 Awards for her efforts to advance an inclusive economy.
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.
If you missed the Community Finance Fellowship info session, check out the slides and recording here. Share with those you think are interested!
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).
Sandhya Nakhasi of Community Credit Lab, Eric Horvath of Common Future, and Lauren Grattan of Mission Driven Finance discuss how they are using impact investing to build inclusive financial systems by centering communities.
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.
Catalyst’s Impact Investing Series: Strategic investments in small businesses to sustain resilient communities
Hear from peer funders and investors on lessons learned in providing entrepreneurship funding and technical assistance for small businesses. Leave with practical strategies that you can explore and implement in your post-COVID resiliency funding.
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.
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.
James Benedict (Left Tackle Capital), Deborah Frieze (Boston Impact Initiative), and Lauren Grattan (Mission Driven Finance) discuss different approaches to develop and empower more representative talent in the investment industry in this ASBC-SVC Spring 2021 session.