Innovating for Impact
For years we heard from investors and financial advisors about the need for an investment that specifically targeted women. We responded by launching the Women Investing in Women Initiative in March 2012. Based on the lessons learned and successes of WIN-WIN, we're developing investment opportunities that help you invest in the causes that inspire you!
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The Women Investing in Women Initiative (WIN-WIN) offers you a way to invest in women through healthcare, microfinance, and education. WIN-WIN was the first portfolio launched from the Strategic Initiatives group in March 2012 and has invested more $10 million in organizations empowering women.
Revitalizing Iconic American Cities
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Longer-term patient capital is essential to revitalize iconic American cities suffering from years of underinvestment and urban blight. Unfortunately, this capital is only selectively available through public sources and foundation investors.
Through our Cities Initiative we're developing an opportunity for investors to support urban redevelopment in their own backyards. In cities like Baltimore, Minneapolis, and Detroit, investor capital can help transform decaying old buildings into attractive mixed use real estate such as affordable housing, health care facilities, and business space.
Engaging diaspora communities
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Diaspora populations are a potent force for economic growth, and many are eager to invest in the social and economic development of their countries of origin.
We are currently developing opportunities for diaspora communities to invest in their countries of origin or heritage for as little as $20. The Diaspora Initiative will raise capital through of the sale of Community Investment Notes targeted to a specific country or region, and support small businesses, healthcare, education, sustainable agriculture, and other opportunities.
These types of pioneering initiatives require philanthropic support because they represent new territory in impact investing, and are higher risk. If you are interested in helping us move the impact investing industry forward, you can support Calvert Foundation through a donation or investment in subordinated debt.