Apply a racial lens, and other lessons from Living Cities’ impact investments

  • Investing in economic security... Living Cities has deployed $57 million into 33 transactions from two structured debt funds to drive outcomes for low-income people in America.
  • In a new series with ImpactAlpha... Living Cities will explore how foundations and financial institutions can deploy capital to better create jobs, income and wealth in America’s cities.
  • First up... the biggest lessons from Living Cities’ 10 years of impact investing.

Virginia’s new seed fund targets underrepresented entrepreneurs

  • Spurring tech entrepreneurship... Virginia Founders Fund, a partnership between the commonwealth and the nonprofit Center for Innovative Technology, is to spurs entrepreneurship in software, hardware and life sciences.
  • The fund’s first two investments… are in EdConnective, a training and coaching startup for teachers, and Status Identity, an enterprise security service.

Philadelphia’s poised for another championship: Civic revival and inclusive prosperity

How community foundations can unlock the possibilities of place-based impact investing

ImpactAlpha, April 12 – Place-based impact investing is about partnerships, best implemented when regional funders work together to solve complex challenges in the place they call home. Some of the most valuable stakeholders in this work are community foundations, organizations that work every day to create positive outcomes for their region. Sometimes called “community fairy