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 Bairs Foundation is a not-for-profit organization that provides pre-settlement funding to families in need while they pursue justice. The foundation offers advances at the compassionate rate of 7% simple interest, as we are not looking to turn a profit or exploit individuals in a tough living situation while in litigation. We hope to change the non-recourse lending industry and to be advocates for plaintiffs.
Mission: To help donors grow the impact of their charitable giving by investing in businesses with positive social and Kingdom gain alongside financial return.
Vision: Investing Charitable Assets for Kingdom Good
Core Values: Spirit dependence, Customer focus, and Generosity
Summit is an analytics advisory firm guiding federal agencies, financial institutions, and litigators as they decode their most complex analytical challenges. Summit's Mission-Oriented Finance team works with foundations and investors to deploy capital through impact investments, manage portfolios of grants and investments, and conduct impact evaluations to ensure robust mission-related and financial returns.
Upstart Co-Lab believes in the power of creative people to solve problems. We are disrupting how creativity is funded by connecting the $12 trillion of socially responsible and impact investing capital in the U.S. to the $804 billion U.S. creative economy.
Since 2016, Upstart Co-Lab has framed the creative economy as an impact investing priority; garnered international attention for impact investing in the creative economy; and connected more than $10 million of impact capital with creative economy opportunities. We have learned that the creative economy offers investors impact value, commercial viability and innovative edge; correlates with diversity, equity, inclusion; and is relevant in both developed and developing markets.
Recognized as the sector leader, Upstart Co-Lab is relentlessly focused on moving $25 million of impact capital to the creative economy in the next three years. We will do this working with investors partners and strategic partners to originate new investment vehicles including a socially-themed ETF, a fund focused on the global handcraft economy, and an Opportunity Zone Fund. Upstart Co-Lab is a project of nonprofit Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors.