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.

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 …

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] 

Blog Post Monique Woodard on Jul 11, 2019

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

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.

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

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

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…

Blog Post Annie Dear & Casey A. Littlefield on Jul 18, 2017

Innovations in Pay for Success: Outcomes Rate Cards 

An new evolution in Pay for Success could help improve outcomes for communities.

Blog Post Andrew E Olson & Trent Van Alfen on Jun 28, 2017

Innovations in Pay for Success: Paving a Path to Sustainable Medicaid Funding f… 

Blog Post Celeste Richie on Jun 21, 2017

Innovations in PFS: Using WIOA Pay for Performance to Improve Workforce Outcomes 

Five years into Pay for Success, an innovative policy shift will open the door to new strategies for driving better employment outcomes for thousands of youth.

Blog Post Sindhu Lakshmanan on Jun 15, 2017

How Massachusetts’s New PFS Project Will Help Make the American Dream a Reality 

A new Pay for Success project in Massachusetts will help put 2,000 immigrants and refugees on the path towards achieving the American dream

Blog Post Sindhu Lakshmanan on May 25, 2017

Trading Jail Beds for Paychecks: Salt Lake County’s New PFS Project 

A new Pay for Success project will reduce recidivism and improve quality of life for those most likely to re-enter the prison system

Blog Post Brian R. Nagendra & Sindhu Lakshmanan on Feb 15, 2017

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

For the sixth year in a row, Living Cities’ Catalyst Impact Funds have been selected for the ImpactAssets 50 (IA50), an impact investing showcase featuring fund managers that deliver social, environm…

Blog Post May Samali on Feb 9, 2017

Mapping the Money (Part 3): Structural Barriers to Raising Capital for Early-St… 

In the final part of this three-part series, Tumml's May Samali provides a window into two structural barriers that constrain purpose-driven entrepreneurs during capital raising.

Blog Post May Samali on Feb 8, 2017

Mapping the Money (Part 2): Fundraising Challenges Faced by Early-Stage Purpose… 

In this second blog of a three-part series, Tumml's May Samali delves into the fundraising challenges faced by purpose-driven entrepreneurs in their earliest stages of development.