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 Cleveland Foundation's mission is to enhance the quality of life for all residents of Greater Cleveland, now and for generations to come, by building community endowment, addressing needs through grantmaking and providing leadership on key community issues.
The George Gund Foundation was established in 1952 as a private, nonprofit institution with the sole purpose of contributing to human well-being and the progress of society.Over the years, program objectives and emphases have been modified to meet the changing opportunities and problems of our society, but the foundation's basic goal of advancing human welfare remains constant.
Focusing on economically distressed areas, Natural Capital Investment Fund catalyzes environmentally sustainable development by providing affordable, flexible capital and advisory services to small and emerging businesses that create employment. Through its business support, field building and policy activities, Natural Capital Investment Fund employs a holistic approach to address the complex, interwoven issues inherent in poverty alleviation, rural development and environmental sustainability. As a practitioner of sustainable development, Natural Capital Investment Fund demonstrates methods that help businesses, individuals and communities achieve tangible changes that result in enhanced personal or community assets.
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.
Toledo Community Foundation, Inc. is a public, charitable foundation which exists to improve the quality of life in the region by:Providing a flexible, informed, effective means for donors to achieve their charitable goals in perpetuity;Addressing the changing needs of the region through efficient, prudent, high impact grant making;Serving as a source of information about and as a catalyst in shaping the region's response to those needs; andFacilitating the work of other grant making organizations in order to achieve effective and efficient grant making practices.