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.
Race-neutral efforts to boost economic opportunity have failed. Going forward, organizations across sectors must deliberately incorporate a racial lens into their economic security efforts.
For the eighth year in a row, Living Cities’ Catalyst Family of Funds have been selected for the ImpactAssets 50, an impact investing showcase featuring fund managers with demonstrated financial capa…
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.
Driving impact through investment means getting real about race.
A new $1 million Social Venture Fund will support and scale innovative ventures of entrepreneurs of color.
We sit down with San Francisco entrepreneur Sabrina Mutukisna to talk social impact in this Q&A piece.
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…
What do gray wolves and capital innovation have in common? Explore the similarities we see in this thinkpiece.
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…
Living Cities launched the Blended Catalyst Fund, to invest in and test innovative approaches to solving urban problems. Here is some of what we learned through raising the Fund.
First and foremost, we believe Pay for Success projects should help improve the lives of low-income people in American cities. With all of the new projects coming onto the market, the first question …
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.
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.
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.
Our capital has been leveraged nearly 30 times over, resulting in over $16 billion of financing that has helped build schools, affordable housing, clinics, childcare and job training facilities in ci…
Is Pay for Success a forcing mechanism that can make Collective Impact tables work?
Over the past two years, IFF has developed a financing program to improve access to fresh, healthy food in low-income communities.
Living Cities is excited and honored to be named, for the fourth consecutive year, to the ImpactAssets50. The IA 50 is the only free, public, searchable database of outstanding impact investing fund …
Pay for Success opens up exciting possibilities in terms of investing in people and in promising solutions to our nation’s most wicked problems, says Eileen Neely.
Impact investing is the deployment of capital with the intent of not only generating financial return, but also producing measurable social and environmental impacts.