We are at a unique moment in time in our country where we need to harness capitalism and private capital in new and transformative ways to close racial gaps in income and wealth. The essays in this s…
By providing critical capital and support to a new generation of startups, the Urban Innovation Fund is identifying solutions to the toughest problems facing our cities.
Living Cities is getting deeper insight into the social enterprise ecosystem through our investment in the Urban Innovation Fund.
Our new blog series, with contributions from our members, grantees and many other leaders, will highlight ongoing efforts across the country that show promise of contributing to closing the racial op…
The newest addition to the Living Cities team answers five questions about his career path, hopes and aspirations.
More and more, leaders at the cutting edge of social change are blurring the lines between "public" and "private" sectors. They believe you can do good and do well - and are proving it's possible.
Linking the downtowns of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, the 11-mile Light Rail Transit (LRT) Green Line is creating benefits “beyond the rail” for residents, businesses, and neighborhoods.
Our 2015 annual report curates tools created by innovators on the front lines of social change.
Our newest blog series delves into four, unique accelerants that put U.S. cities on the verge of something "very special" in 2016. In this post: the unprecedented availability of impact investment ca…
Our Blended Catalyst Fund is helping to scale the Pay for Success field.
A weekly round-up of articles, videos and other timely information that you won't want to miss. This week's post covers promising ideas and fresh perspectives on capital innovation.
A weekly round-up of reading recommendations that you won't want to miss!
As you reflect on the past year and plan for the year to come, enjoy a selection of our most-read blogs from 2015.
In 2016, we'll follow a number of trends to learn more about how promising practices might lead to dramatically better results for low-income people, faster. Five of these trends are top-of-mind in t…
How Engaged Celebrities and Other Philanthropists, as “Pioneer Investors,” Can Jump-Start an Impact Investment Fund and Galvanize Other Investors and Communities
Impact investment vehicles like Community Investment Notes present a promising, community driven approach to fund efforts that support people impacted by the justice system.
To truly leverage the potential of technology to achieve dramatically better results for low-income people, Philanthropy must drive solutions in more intentional ways.
Part II: A Vision for an Impact Investment Fund Specifically Targeted to Distressed Communities
Part I: The Imperative and Rationale for an Impact Investment Fund Specifically Targeted to Distressed Communities
Technology has the potential to extend the spirit and impact of the Community Reinvestment Act in ways never imagined when it was first passed into law in 1977.
For the fifth year in a row, our Catalyst Fund has been selected for ImpactAssets50, an impact investing showcase featuring Fund Managers that deliver social, environmental and financial returns.
A new report offers recommendations for U.S. Community Investing industry to build an infrastructure that would bring new sources of capital to bear on public challenges.
A number of exciting announcements and innovations from the Living Cities Network dropped this week.
Among this week's roundup of reading recommendations from our staff: two big announcements that could have a significant impact on low-income people and communities of color.