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Supporting diverse emerging fund managers

Supporting diverse emerging fund managers

Lauren Grattan spoke on an Impact Finance Center and Boston Impact Initiative panel on how backbone organizations like Common Future and Mission Driven Finance are driving diversity, equity, and inclusion in the world of emerging managers.

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Impact(ed) podcast: Foundations with Essma Bengabsia

Impact(ed) podcast: Foundations with Essma Bengabsia

Essma Bengabsia (The Annie E. Casey Foundation) talks about the untapped power and potential of philanthropy’s approach to investing, as well as how her community and identities have led her to be an impact investor at a $3 billion foundation.

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What is a fund?

What is a fund?

We sat down with our Chief Legal Officer Joe Pileri to learn about fund basics and what a fund is in the context of impact investing and Mission Driven Finance.

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SOCAP21 Panel on Catalytic Capital & Intersectional Equity

SOCAP21 Panel on Catalytic Capital & Intersectional Equity

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.

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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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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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