by Teri Lovelace, President, LOCUS Impact Investing
Place-based impact investing is sparking community development projects that create more just, equitable local economies, and build prosperous, vibrant communities. Place-focused foundations, like community foundations and family foundations are exploring ways to complement their traditional grant-making with local investments that can catalyze positive community change.
ATLANTA, August 24, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Wells Fargo Housing Foundation has awarded Habitat for Humanity a $300,000 grant in support of more than a dozen neighborhood revitalization projects that aim to repair and beautify common areas as part of an effort to build stronger communities.
Capital Institute's Field Guide to a Regenerative Economy reveals the science behind the revitalization of Tottenville and similarly-neglected communities of Americans who self-identify as voiceless and forgotten.
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y., May 9, 2017 /3BL Media/ — Seventy percent of New York City voters threw their support behind Hilary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election, and yet 70 percent of Staten Islanders voted for President Donald Trump. No community better represents this dichotomy between New York City’s inner and outer boroughs than Tottenville, a Staten Island hamlet once known as The Town the Oyster Built and now called—by some residents—Forgottenville.
A Dialogue on Community Development and Impact Investing: Featuring Ron Phillips and Ellen Golden of CEI
Ron Phillips is the founding CEO of Coastal Enterprises, Inc. (CEI), the Community Development Corporation (CDC) and Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) based in Maine. He will be stepping down from CEI in July 2016 after 38 years. Ellen Golden is the Senior Vice President for Corporate Development and Managing Director of CEI Investment Notes. She is stepping down this month after 37 years with CEI.
How far does Goldcorp go to ensure sustainable community benefits and environmental stewardship? From start to flourishing finish, in every region of operation.
Long before production begins, Goldcorp is already planning for closure, site rehabilitation and returning the land back to communities, so it can thrive for generations to come. This diligence has helped the Company set industry benchmarks and earn several reclamation awards.
Program dedicated to providing technical assistance and coaching to support affiliates in improving organizational health, performance and sustainability
WASHINGTON, March 17, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Rebuilding Together, a national nonprofit with a vision of a safe and healthy home for every person, is launching its 2014 Communities of Promise program to provide individualized coaching and support to select affiliates to help the organizations grow, develop and build capacity. This initiative is part of a larger suite of affiliate services that include national service programs like AmeriCorps, pass-through grants, direct staff support, an online Affiliate Resource Center, an annual National Conference and more.
March 25, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Union Pacific donated $500,000 toward the Nebraska Centennial Mall revitalization project during a ceremony held at the State Capitol Rotunda.
Union Pacific's donation was part of an effort to raise $9.6 million to create a new interactive educational system that will allow visitors to access in-depth information about historical sites, notable citizens and industries while touring Centennial Mall. The new system will be driven by QR (quick response) technology.