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Southern Black Girls and Women’s Consortium secures $10 million

ImpactAlpha, September 14 – The Southern Black Girls and Women’s Consortium is tackling a glaring lack of investor and philanthropic attention. The Appalachian Community Fund, the Black Belt Community Foundation, the Fund for Southern Communities and TruthSpeaks Consulting launched a fund to finance capacity building for local organizations serving Black women and girls and grants

Beyond gender-lens: CARE’s new impact fund opts for ‘gender justice’

As impact investors who have launched a new “gender-justice” impact investment fund, CARE wants to make it clear: we seek deep systems change.  CARE— alongside its partners, Bamboo Capital Partners and International Trade Centre’s SheTrades Initiative — have designed the CARE-SheTrades Impact Fund with hopes of moving beyond counting women to tackling root causes of

Agent of Impact: Dawn Sherman, Native American Natural Foods

ImpactAlpha, July 24 – Dawn Sherman says the buffalo is the perfect metaphor for what it’s like to be at the helm of a Native enterprise. “Buffalo face the storm. During any kind of winter storm, they face it and they walk into the storm, because they know that eventually they will walk out.” This

Surge in funds investing in and for the benefit of women

ImpactAlpha, July 15 – Rising awareness of the value of gender and diversity in business has led to a spike in venture funds led by women, investing in female founders or backing solutions for women. In its latest report, Project Sage, a project of Wharton Social Impact Initiative and Suzanne Biegel, tallies 138 “gender-lens” funds