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 Weissberg Foundation (“Foundation”) envisions a just world that recognizes inequities and builds access, opportunity, and power so that all can thrive. Through funding, amplification, capacity building, and collaboration, the Foundation advances organizations and efforts that give voice and opportunity to historically marginalized populations. The Foundation supports this mission and its operations with the assets in its Endowment Portfolio (“Endowment”). All capital has impact (positive, negative, and neutral) and the Foundation will evaluate this impact through the lens of our mission, economic opportunity, and with attention to the broader public good. We acknowledge that capital markets perpetuate structures of unequal access to opportunities, which reinforces and grows the social and economic inequities of our society. Only through intentional allocation of capital can we influence, expose, and change these existing conditions. Achieving social equity and sustainability requires alignment of our Endowment with the Foundation’s mission and vision. A fiduciary responsibility of the Foundation is to invest capital to maximize a rate of return in a way that that does not harm or detract from its mission or vision. When applicable, the Foundation will prioritize investments in traditionally marginalized populations, reduction of inequalities, sustainable cities and communities, and peace justice and strong institutions.
Third Sector is transforming the way communities connect people with vital services by using public funding and data as levers to impact how governments, providers, and their partners work with and improve the lives of the people they serve.