Invest for Impact? Lend to Local Nonprofits

A story from Marin Community Foundation. Most place-rooted foundations use only their grantmaking to help local nonprofit programs and organizations do their critical work in the community. Not the  Marin Community Foundation. Recognizing that short-term grants may not be the best tool to help bring about change on a long-term issue, MCF is now also providing loans and […]

First Homes: Creating Permanent, Affordable Quality Workforce Housing in a Tight Housing Market

A story from the Rochester Area Foundation (MN). Over the past 15 years, the Rochester Area Foundation has generated hundreds of affordable housing options for workers on the lower career (and income) rungs in the region’s growing health care and hospitality industries by creating a dispersed Community Land Trust, assembling lending partners and down payment […]