Acumen is changing the way the world tackles poverty by investing in companies, leaders and ideas. We invest patient capital in businesses whose products and services are enabling the poor to transform their lives. Founded by Jacqueline Novogratz in 2001, Acumen has invested more than $111 million in 104 companies across Africa, Latin America, South Asia and the United States. We are also developing a global community of emerging leaders with the knowledge, skills and determination to create a more inclusive world. In 2015, Acumen was named one of Fast Company’s Top 10 Most Innovative Not-for-Profit Companies. Learn more at www.acumen.org and on Twitter @Acumen
Baltimore Community Foundation was created by and for the people of Greater Baltimore, where many donors join together to make the region they love a better place, today and for future generations. Their mission is to inspire donors to achieve their charitable goals from generation to generation and to iporve the quality of life in the Baltimore region through grant making, enlightened civic leadership and strategic investments.
Ceniarth is a single-family office, and related private foundation, focused on funding market-based solutions that benefit underserved communities. Ceniarth primarily engages in rural, marginalized regions in sectors such as agriculture, financial services, energy, and affordable housing. Ceniarth makes full use of its entire portfolio in these efforts and is active in making both mission-related and program-related investments.
We identify the country’s best charter schools, fund their expansion, and help to increase their impact. We’re driven by a conviction that all children deserve great public schools in their communities.
Our Mission: Stimulating Philanthropy To Build A Better Community We do this through: Civic Leadership Philanthropic Leadership Providing products & services to help our donors fulfill their philanthropic goals Our success is measured by: Increased philanthropy in the region Successful outcomes from our grantmaking A vibrant non-profit sector supported by our collaboration with others Strong and stable Community Foundation that will survive in perpetuity
The mission of the Community Foundation of Louisville is to strengthen its region through inspired philanthropy and outstanding stewardship by: Partnering with donors and others to ensure lasting impact; leveraging the foundation’s knowledge of its communities; offering their constituents an unmatched level of personal engagement.
CSH advances solutions that use housing as a platform for services to improve the lives of the most vulnerable, maximize public resources and build healthy communities. CSH is a Community Development Financial Institution that is the national leader in helping communities across the country create supportive housing to prevent and end homelessness. Since inception in 1991, CSH has been advancing innovative solutions that use housing as a platform for services to improve lives, maximize public resources, build healthy communities and break the cycle of intergenerational poverty which has resulted in transformed lives for more than 200,000 people. CSH’s loans and grants of $640M have been instrumental in developing supportive housing all over the country.