This paper from Americans for Community Development outlines an entirely different way to get a significant portion of the capital needed while providing a charitable deduction.
Whether called impact investing, mission investing, program-related investing, or sustainable and responsible investing, foundations increasingly seek to leverage financial markets for social gains. These resources help your foundation explore the emerging strategies and diverse options available.
In-Depth knowledge on Impact Investing
The Council on Foundations-Commonfund Study of Responsible Investing, believed to be the largest of its kind, provides foundations with invaluable insights into how the sector and individual portfolios are being shaped by responsible investing practices, potential hurdles to their adoption, and what the entry points are for those interested in fully engaging these practices in their endowment strategies.
This template community foundation board resolution authorizes the foundation to make a loan as a program-related investment (PRI). These types of activities are generally permitted by state and federal law when they serve to advance the charitable purposes of the foundation.
The Council on Foundations and Mission Investors Exchange held a special edition of our Legal Lunch series where we discussed the impact and importance of new regulations on Program Related Investments.
On April 25, 2016, the Treasury Department officially published final regulations providing nine new examples of permissible program-related investments (PRIs). The new examples were first drafted as foundations came to sense that the existing regulations were too narrow and did not adequately address the full range of investment opportunities available to foundations.
This white paper defines mission-related investing options, including: socially responsible investing (SRI); environmental, social, and governance (ESG); mission-related investing (MRI); and impact investing.
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.
This guide is intended to help bring newcomers into the game. We hope it helps high net worth individuals, family offices and others to know some of the questions, if not the answers, to determine what’s right for them and what to do next to move toward meaningful, measurable impact.
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 their philanthropic resources to social good. View this webinar to hear their shared knowledge and insights into the opportunities for foundations to take the first steps as impact investors.
Governments, multinationals, businesses, and individuals are increasingly organizing to take action in response to climate change. Foundations can play an active role in this growing movement. View this webinar to hear from leaders in the Divest/Invest Movement about how you can take part.