Foundation Responsibility Goes Beyond GrantMaking

As a past community foundation CEO, I am a passionate advocate of the power of foundations.  However, I find myself disappointed in the narrow-minded focus of many of these organizations who hold so much potential power in terms of making and inspiring positive social change.  Currently most foundations (especially in Florida) are trying to solveContinue reading “Foundation Responsibility Goes Beyond GrantMaking”

Leveraged (For-Profit) Mission Investin

When used in an integrated fashion, mission investments enable foundations to achieve impact in ways that grants could not. The most far-reaching impact of all, however, comes when foundations use for-profit market forces to create social change – in what is called leveraged mission investing. This form of strategic mission investing has been slow toContinue reading “Leveraged (For-Profit) Mission Investin”