Foundations are deploying a wide range of impact investing strategies to advance racial equity in the United States.
Why investors need to deploy both grant capital and investment capital to create pathways for equitable opportunity.
The Bail Project began as a simple idea by Bronx public defenders to set up a fund to protect their clients from the ravages of an unfair system. Now their advocacy is part of a vanguard to overhaul US criminal justice.
Children and adolescents confront a mental health treatment gap in which many who need help do not get it. Philanthropy can help fill this gap by investing in new models of delivering care.
The current approach to community revitalization has helped arrest and even reverse the degradation of American neighborhoods. But it cannot solve the problem without local ownership and control of assets and the decommodification of property.
For real systems change, philanthropy must make greater investments in organizations led by the communities most affected by injustice.
Funds that invest in social goals inevitably confront tensions with the goal of making money.
This supplement brings together the latest thinking about how big-bet philanthropy is changing the ways that the nonprofit sector is working to address major social problems.
Social change leaders can create more investment opportunities that can transform the world by following these guidelines.
Historic growth in wealth globally and the rise of new philanthropists threaten the relevance of institutional philanthropy—while creating new opportunities for impact and influence.