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.
MDIF provides affordable financing and technical assistance to independent news and information businesses in challenging environments helping them to become financially sustainable. We invest in media that provide the news information and debate that people need to build free thriving societies. MDIF has invested more than $172.5 million in over 115 independent news businesses in 40 countries since 1996. Our dedicated team of highly skilled professionals help clients build financially viable businesses while providing real financial and social returns to a wide range of impact investors. MDIF is a New York registered not for profit corporation with 501(c)(3) public charity status.
NorthStar is a progressive wealth management firm founded in 1990 with a mission to provide the most integrative approach to portfolio management available today. Our approach to wealth management begins with an analysis of the social, ecological, and political problems of our time and with deep conversations with our clients. These steps result in the construction of portfolios that integrate financial goals while upholding a commitment to social change.
On behalf of institutional investors, R4 Capital Funding provides first mortgage capital for affordable multifamily housing properties throughout the US. R4 Capital Funding works directly with developers to source and structure all investments, providing risk-adjusted, market returns and full-service underwriting and asset and fund management to its investors.
The Sierra Club Foundation (SCF) promotes efforts to educate and empower people to protect and improve the natural and human environment. SCF supports climate solutions, conservation, and movement-building through a powerful combination of strategic philanthropy and grassroots advocacy rooted in equity, justice, and inclusion. As the fiscal sponsor of the charitable programs of the Sierra Club, we provide resources to it and other nonprofit organizations to support scientific, educational, advocacy, and legal programs that further our goals. We believe our fiduciary duty is not limited solely to the prudent oversight and investment of our assets, but includes a responsibility to manage and deploy those assets in a manner consistent with our mission and values. SCF was one of the initial signers to the Divest-Invest Philanthropy Initiative and has since moved beyond divestment to focus on a low carbon and climate solutions investment strategy. We also aim to utilize impact investing to empower communities with the resources, systems, and technologies needed to implement and scale equitable clean energy solutions, ensure access to clean air and clean water, protect natural resources, and improve resiliency and ability to adapt to climate change.