Since our beginnings in 2004, Aeris has established risk management standards for private community loan funds (CDFIs) and has helped drive the development of impact measurement and management practices in the CDFI industry—a learning curve now being replicated in the broader impact investment world. In 2013, the Aeris Cloud became the first online platform to help CDFI investors understand the impact and financial performance of their investments. Today, the broader investing field seeks a reliable, high-quality tool to collect, manage, and analyze impact data. Aeris’ unique experience and expertise can help accelerate the pace of impact investing.
The Stevens and Nichols families share a commitment to education and the arts, together with an enduring appreciation of the inter-relatedness of local community to the international community and to the global environment. It is to this shared vision that the work of the Foundation is dedicated.
The Clif Bar Family Foundation supports innovative small and mid-sized groups working to strengthen their food systems and their communities, enhance public health, and safeguard their environment and natural resources.
Please describe your experience with impact investing.: M&E Advisor to The Rockefeller Foundation IMM Advisor to the GIIN Action Group lead for advancing IMM for World Economic Forum Huddle Group Contributor to Impact Measurement and Management Project (Bridges Fund Management) Researcher and author of publications (Situating Next Generation of Impact Measurement and Evaluation for Impact Investing & Streams of Social Impact Work: Building Bridges in a new evaluation era with market- oriented players at the table, Case Studies under development) Founding member of Social Impact Measurement topical interest group for the American Evaluation Association. Convener and presenter on impact measurement and management at numerous convening and conference (e.g. Rockefeller Foundation side events at SOCAP 2015, 2016, GES Summit 2016, Impact Convergence Conference 2016, GEO 2017, MIE Learning Institute 2017, MIE Impact Measurement Webinar 2017,South Asia Evaluation Concalve 2017, American Evaluation Association 2015-2017, Lili'uokalani Innovation Huddle 2017) Evaluation and IMM Consultant to social enterprises and foundations
The Foundation's primary commitment is to improving the overall quality of life for economically and/ or educationally disadvantaged individuals and families who show a genuine desire to help themselves. The Foundation also supports efforts designed to strengthen communities. Priority is given to those charitable organizations and institutions with an established record of increasing economic and educational opportunities in both low-income, inner-city neighborhoods as well as in rural areas. The Foundation provides support in a variety of areas, including: low-income housing, affordable day care, after-school programs, drug rehabilitation clinics, juvenile intervention (pre-incarceration) counseling, job-training, micro-loans to small, family owned businesses in Central and South America, and Africa, rural land/open space preservation, and college scholarship support to exceptional public high school students.