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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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How Usable Capital Will Unleash Black Business Growth

How Usable Capital Will Unleash Black Business Growth

There’s a lot of talk about what doesn’t work for Black businesses to help them grow and scale, but what about what is working? A new report from Path to 15|55 and San Francisco Foundation highlights three bright spots: Flexible underwriting; supportive partnership and blended capital.​

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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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Why invest with a racial or gender equity lens?

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.

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Why I invest: Rachel Lozano Castro

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. 

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How Lauren Grattan thinks about risk

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.

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