We were at the White House to share about our new Indigenous Futures Fund—designed to accelerate the flow of capital to Native entrepreneurs and Tribal enterprises.
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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.
Ahead of SOCAP23, World Education Services brought together partners to forge trust, nurture relationships, share expertise, and gather insights on how we can collectively influence the field.
CEO David Lynn and co-panelists shared insights about employee ownership at New Private Markets’ Impact Investor Summit: North America.
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.
Lauren Grattan spoke at Native Women Lead & The Future is Indigenous Women’s Inaugural Growth Capital Summit, where over 120 Native women entrepreneurs, investors, and mentors gathered for three days of connection.
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.
The San Diego Workforce Partnership highlights Mission Driven Finance in their partner profile series. See how workforce development matters in our work.
Meet the people doing the most exciting, elegant work today in easing the financial way for caregivers and expanding economic opportunity for the historically marginalized.
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.
Three family child care providers share their stories in a video produced by Mission Driven Finance in partnership with the National Children’s Facilities Network.
The successful exit of the pre-development loan means construction has started! The first phase is scheduled to be completed in 2022.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.