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As needs in our communities grow faster than dollars, the Council is joining the conversation about unlocking new capital for social good. For decades, foundations have made impact investments that intend to generate financial and social returns to complement grants, partnerships, advocacy, and other tools in the philanthropic toolbox.
What is impact investing?
We define impact investing as any investment activity that intends to generate positive social and financial returns.
How is the Council involved?
In 2013, the Council is joining the impact investing conversation happening among foundations and other types of investors. As a connector, the Council is:
- Listening to our members and making connections.
- Organizing provocative conversations among foundations and other partners.
- Aggregating resources to demystify the process.
- Building relationships with thought leaders and intermediaries
- Hosting an ongoing blog series on RE: Philanthropy.
How can you get involved?
The Council on Foundations, in collaboration with Mission Investors Exchange, invites you to attend a one-hour webinar discussing the implications of the new U.S. Department of Treasury guidance on mission-related investments.
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This week, the Treasury Department released long-awaited guidance on mission-related investments (MRIs), which the Council requested this year in our 2015-16 Treasury Priority Guidance Plan comments.
This guide is intended to help bring newcomers into the game.
During this webinar Jean Case, CEO of the Case Foundation, and sector leaders discuss how impact investing is empowering foundation staff and leadership to take advantage of creative, cross sector partnerships and new methods to deploy larger portions of
Data gathered from 244 private and community foundations participating in the 2014 Council on Foundations–Commonfund Study of Investment of Endowments for Private and Community FoundationsTM (CCSF) show that the 142 private foundations participating in th
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