LISC Invests $1M in SustainVC Impact Investing Fund

The Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) has committed to invest $1 million in SustainVC Impact Fund II, a $25 million fund supporting early-stage companies focused on social and environmental impact.

The commitment is part of LISC's capital management strategy to align a portion of its investable assets with its mission to build a broadly shared prosperity throughout the country.

The strategy includes a new impact investment in SustainVC Impact Fund II, which finances enterprises that advance climate solutions, economic equality, health and education.

SustainVC supports entrepreneurs in three impact categories: climate and sustainability, equality and empowerment, and health and education. Read the Entire Article


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Record Year of Charitable Giving for Vermont Community Foundation
Foundation: Vermont Community Foundation

The Vermont Community Foundation, its fundholders, and charitable partners made $31.9 million in grants, more than 90 percent of which went directly into Vermont communities. This represents a 24...more

Boundary County Victim Services Gets Grant from North Idaho Action Fund
Foundation: Idaho Community Foundation

The North Idaho Action Fund has given a grant to Boundary County Victim Services to expand services and options to crime victims. The North Idaho Action Fund is part of the Idaho Community...more

Atlanta Neighborhood Development Partnership Supports Tenants through COVID Crisis
Foundation: Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta

The Atlanta Neighborhood Development Partnership (ANDP) has provided critical support to rental tenants impacted by COVID-19. This support is financed with funds from the United Way of Greater...more

Community Foundation of Sarasota County Donates $320,000
Foundation: Community Foundation of Sarasota County

The Community Foundation of Sarasota County has awarded 16 nonprofit organizations grants of more than $320,000. The grants are part of its second Equity and Access competitive grant cycle. The...more

Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee's Raises $4.2M for Middle Tennessee Nonprofits
Foundation: Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee

The Big Payback’s eighth annual 24-hour online giving event ended Thursday night by raising more than $4.2 million — $4,265,674 — in 32,941 donations to participating area nonprofit...more

Donors Race to Aid India During Covid Surge
Foundation: Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation

The catastrophic wave of Covid-19 in India has prompted donors to send millions of dollars to the country, which Tuesday crossed the grim mark of more than 20 million cases of the killer disease....more

Community Foundation Gives $100K to Support Chula Vista COVID Relief Efforts
Foundation: San Diego Foundation, Chula Vista Community Foundation

The Chula Vista Community Foundation, an affiliate of the San Diego Foundation, awarded $100,000 to four nonprofit programs that are supporting COVID-19 pandemic recovery and relief efforts for Chula...more

Summer Enrichment Programs get $40 Million from Oregon Community Foundation
Foundation: Oregon Community Foundation

The Oregon Community Foundation is giving $40 million in state-funded grants to summer enrichment programs. The grants will principally support programs serving K-12 students from communities of...more

A Transformative Gift to Drive Racial & Economic Justice

Philanthropist MacKenzie Scott is donating an extraordinary $40 million unrestricted grant to LISC. It is the largest gift from an individual in LISC’s 40-year history—one that not only speaks...more

Home-Delivered Food Boxes Reduced Food Insecurity Among Adults, but Not Children

On an episode of On the Evidence, J.B. Wogan, Senior Manager of Strategic Communications, talk about a demonstration using home-delivered boxes packed with fruit, vegetables, and other shelf-stable...more






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