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 Bush Foundation invests in great ideas and the people who power them. We encourage people and communities to think bigger and think differently about what is possible across Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and the 23 Native nations.Through our Community Innovation and Leadership programs, we invest in individuals and organizations working on issues that are important to their communities.We have three special focus areas - Native Nations, Education and Community Creativity - through which we build deep partnerships with individuals and organizations to advance specific goals for the region we serve.Established in 1953 by 3M executive Archibald Bush and his wife, Edyth, the Foundation has invested nearly $1 billion in more than 2,300 Fellows and Native Nation Rebuilders, and 1,700 grantees.
Mission: To inspire and support creative problem solving – within and across sectors – to make our region better for everyone.
The mission of the Fargo – Moorhead Area Foundation is to enrich the quality of life of the people of this area by: encouraging philanthropy, assessing and responding to community needs, providing flexibility for donors with varied interests and giving capacities, and serving as a resource and a catalyst for other organizations.
The mission of the O.P. and W.E. Edwards Foundation General Fund is to provide funding support for programs and non-profit organizations working to provide a bridge to a life of greater opportunity for low-income, at-risk and under-served children, youth and their families.