December 5, 2017 10:00 am-11:00 am
Please join us on December 5, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. Pacific for a funder-only dialogue via video conference on the challenges and opportunities for impact investing in low-income communities and other communities in which it is typically harder to deploy capital, hosted by Smart Growth California. This will include a discussion of current trends in place-based impact investing, as well as opportunities to use such investments to achieve community development and smart growth objectives.
You will learn about two foundation efforts that are actively investing in low-income communities in California, and the context that brought them to impact investing. These foundations will share lessons learned and the challenges they have overcome, as well as those they continue to face in increasing the impact of their dollars. This includes hearing from The Kresge Foundation about their work investing in climate resilience and water as well as The California Endowment about the upcoming launch of the Freshworks 2.0, a program-related investment for healthy food access.
After the presentations, funders will have an opportunity to ask questions and also share your own experiences and learnings with mission-aligned investing.
- Jalonne White-Newsome, The Kresge Foundation
- Judi Larsen and Amy Chung, The California Endowment
- Cat Howard, Northern California Community Loan Fund
- Moderator: Katherine Pease, Director of Impact Investing, Cornerstone Capital Group