Topics Under Tag: "Community Foundations"

transfer of wealth

Will a $9 Trillion Transfer of Wealth Benefit Communities?

Travis Green | September 15, 2018

Community foundations are an important piece of the localism movement across the United States. Although they account for just 1% of foundations in the United States, they have 10% of foundation assets, make 11% of grants, and today receive 16% of new gifts, according to the Foundation Center. They are champions of local causes, local […]

Place-based impact investing

Place-based Impact Investment is Filling Funding Gaps in Rural Arkansas

Deb Markley | July 23, 2018

Place-based impact investing is a growing focus of many foundations seeking greater impact in their communities. As more and more foundations explore place-based impact investing, it is natural for the discussions to focus on the nuts and bolts of investing: Will we commit dollars from our endowment? Will we build internal capacity, or outsource due […]

Rodney Foxworth BALLE

BALLE’s Rodney Foxworth Wants to Deepen Support For ‘Boundary Pushers’

Amy Cortese | February 21, 2018

The local economy movement is multi-faceted. But throughout its evolution, the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies—BALLE for short—has been its spiritual center and guiding force. Seventeen years after it was founded to advance the ‘buy local’ and Main Street agenda, the nonprofit is entering a new phase. Under the leadership of Rodney Foxworth, a […]

Community Foundations Go All-In on Place-Based Investing

Sarah Trent | January 29, 2018

Two years ago, Baltimore Community Foundation was working to build race equity into its selection process for investment managers when a question was raised. “We asked, ‘Why are we not considering local impact investing that could specifically address race equity and lack of access to capital for communities that have been shut out of wealth […]

Community Foundations Embrace Impact Investing

Anne Field | February 1, 2015

A small, but growing, number of community foundations are starting to embrace impact investing in a big way. That’s one of the conclusions of  A New Anchor Mission for a New Century, a recent report produced by Takoma Park, Md-based Democracy Collaborative. The authors studied 30 foundations  that are focused on two often-overlapping areas: impact investing […]