Tools & Resources

Program-Related Investments

The goal of this paper is to 1) gain an empirical understanding of the current state of foundation use of mission investing (PRIs and MRIs) and 2) identify the barriers that could explain those empirical evidence, i.e. the relatively low percentage of capital deployed via mission–investing vehicles. To accomplish these two goals, the Center synthesized dozens of conversations with individuals active in the philanthropy sector, analyzed available data sources and leveraged field experience. The data sources and organizations from where the authors sought input are listed in the Bibliography and helped drive the analysis and hypothesis articulated in this paper.

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