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by Brian Smith & Jim Terrell on Aug 17, 2020

Fortis Capital Partners with Living Cities and the City of Minneapolis to Double Down on Bridging Racial Gaps in Access to Capital 

A new fund will increase access to affordable debt for small and growing businesses owned by Black and brown people in Minneapolis.

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on Dec 6, 2019

Radical Collaboration for Black Wealth Creation 

Blog Post Demetric Duckett & Philip Gaskin on Oct 20, 2020

Leveraging Entrepreneurship to Close Racial Wealth Gaps 

A new partnership with the Kauffman Foundation to support entrepreneurs of color.

Blog Post Brian Smith & Jim Terrell on Aug 17, 2020

Fortis Capital Partners with Living Cities and the City of Minneapolis to Doubl… 

A new fund will increase access to affordable debt for small and growing businesses owned by Black and brown people in Minneapolis.

Blog Post Chinedu Enekwe on Jul 10, 2020

Black Futures Matter: Bet on Black 

Institutions have taken an encouraging anti-racist stance in committing to fund BIPOC fund managers.

Resource on Jun 21, 2019

Through the Eyes of Wakanda: On Screen Lessons for Off Screen Impact 

The seeds of a dynamic black future already exist within the minds of those among us—as long as, together, we are willing to step forward and author it.

Blog Post John Green on Jul 8, 2020

Attacking the Gap: How Blackstar Stability is Investing in Black Homeownership  

John Green, Managing Principal at Blackstar, shares his perspectives on the legacy of discriminatory practices that have systematically prevented large swaths of the Black community from owning and k…

Blog Post Demetric Duckett & Sindhu Lakshmanan on Feb 26, 2020

Living Cities’ Catalyst Impact Funds Named to ImpactAssets 50 for Ninth Consecu… 

For the ninth year in a row, Living Cities’ Catalyst Funds have been selected for the ImpactAssets 50, an impact investing showcase featuring fund managers with demonstrated financial capacity and a …

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Pay for Success U.S. Activity Map 

Blog Post JaNay Queen Nazaire & Demetric Duckett on Dec 6, 2019

Reimagining Black Wealth: Asking 400 Year Old Questions 

Blog Post JaNay Queen Nazaire & Demetric Duckett on Sep 23, 2019

Capital for the New Majority: Reflections from HBCU@SXSW [PODCAST] 

What does it take to disrupt barriers to access to capital for people of color and shift who ultimately gets to grow and build wealth? At HBCU@SXSW we had a conversation with ecosystem builders and c…

Blog Post JaNay Queen Nazaire & Demetric Duckett on Aug 14, 2019

Skills Development and Talent Placement: Reflections from HBCU@SXSW [PODCAST] 

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Social Impact Bonds 

Bringing together government agencies, social service providers and socially minded financiers to achieve better results for people receiving preventative social services and for the taxpayers funding those services.

Blog Post Monique Woodard on Jul 11, 2019

Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained: Capital for the New Majority with Monique Woo… 

Resource on Oct 18, 2016

Pay for Success: Living Cities' Initial Screening Criteria 

The Initial Screening Criteria infographic provides an overview of how Living Cities decides which Pay for Success projects to consider investing in. The criteria is listed in a check-box format for the use of our networks and partners.

Blog Post Stefanie Thomas on Jun 27, 2019

Through the Eyes of Wakanda: On Screen Lessons for Off Screen Impact 

Blog Post Elizabeth Reynoso & Santiago Carrillo on Jun 11, 2019

Building Local Startup Ecosystems That Work for Entrepreneurs of Color 

Entrepreneurial hubs around the country are rethinking how they attract and support a group of business founders they’ve historically overlooked and underserved: entrepreneurs of color.

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Ben Hecht 

Ben Hecht is the President and CEO of Living Cities, a collaborative of 18 of the world’s leading foundations and financial institutions who work together to boldly fight poverty in America’s cities.

Blog Post Ellen Ward & Brinda Ganguly on May 15, 2019

Asking the Right Questions to Guide Investments in Closing Racial Wealth Gaps 

Resource on Jun 29, 2016

Collective Impact Element Dashboard 

Living Cities developed the Collective Impact Elements dashboard as a tool to capture progress and prioritize resources based on where site partners are in their work.

Blog Post Ellen Ward & Sindhu Lakshmanan on May 1, 2019

Adapt to Changing Needs, and Other Lessons from Living Cities’ Pay for Success … 

Blog Post Brian R. Nagendra & Sindhu Lakshmanan on Mar 1, 2018

Living Cities’ Catalyst Impact Funds Named to ImpactAssets 50 for Seventh Conse… 

For the seventh year in a row, Living Cities’ Catalyst Impact Funds have been selected for the ImpactAssets 50. Learn more about our impact investing.

Blog Post Brinda Ganguly & Brian R. Nagendra on Feb 8, 2018

New Impact Investing Strategy Puts Race Front and Center 

Driving impact through investment means getting real about race.

Blog Post Brinda Ganguly on Sep 14, 2017

Five Elements of Effective Collaboration for Investors 

Our new Managing Director of the Catalyst Loan Funds reflects on her first couple of months at Living Cities, sharing her thoughts on how those in the investment world can more effectively collaborat…