A foundation is a powerful platform through which families can express their values in society. Yet, most families only use a small portion of their foundation assets to pursue their philanthropic missions. Funding solutions to the world’s toughest challenges requires far more resources than are available through foundations’ grant making alone. As families grapple with the scale of these challenges, many are seeking ways to activate more of their philanthropic assets towards their missions. Impact investing is a powerful tool for maximizing a foundation’s assets for good.
This primer is a guide for families looking to align and activate their foundation’s assets to achieve their social and environmental objectives while meeting their foundation’s financial needs.
Families often see a foundation as a vehicle to express their passions, concerns, and values in the world and Private Investment can be a very effective tool for investing in systematic change.
Since you are interested in Impact Investing, have you read these selections from Giving Compass related to impact giving and Impact Investing?
Looking for a way to get involved?
If you are looking for opportunities to learn and connect with others interested in the topic of Family Philanthropy, take a look at these events, galas, conferences and volunteering opportunities aggregated by Giving Compass.
Are you ready to give?
If you are ready to take action and invest in causes for Family Philanthropy, check out these Giving Funds, Charitable Organizations and Projects related to Family Philanthropy.