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THE TRANSFORM FINANCE INVESTOR NETWORK   

The Transform Finance Investor Network is a community of practice for asset owners and other finance practitioners exploring how to deploy capital for social change in accordance with the principles of transformative finance. With a commitment of over $2 billion in aligned capital, the Network is an opportunity for investors to workshop and compare cutting edge impact practices, receive deal analyses, and engage with communities. 

 

CONNECTING FUNDERS & COMMUNITIES  

We seek to empower community-based organizations by helping them use capital to advance their missions. Using our unique position at the intersection of finance and social change, we connect investors to projects that serve marginalized communities, support place-based investing initiatives through trainings, and educate grassroots leaders on capital strategies for social change through the flagship Institute for Social Justice Leaders. 

 

ADVISORY SERVICES & THOUGHT LEADERSHIP  

We help investors navigate the impact investing space by helping them define the impact thesis for their portfolio, crafting investment policy statements, performing impact audits, and identifying pipelines of aligned opportunities. We develop tools to deepen impact and ensure accountability, such as stronger, more relevant metrics, frameworks and best practices, and alternative deal structures centered on mission preservation.

 

We offer ongoing webinars, events, and research updates. Sign up to our newsletter below for upcoming dates and announcements. 


Sample Activities

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Built and implemented the first PRI program for the Marguerite Casey Foundation, which represents an endowment of over $1 billion.

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Held roundtable convenings in Washington, D.C. and Mexico City with the Inter-American Development Bank on Alternative Financing Structures in Latin America. A summary of the report on those findings can be found HERE.

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Helping structure the terms and governance of the Buen Vivir Fund, which is co-designed by the investees and the foundation investors of the fund. 

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Provided a two-day training for the Boston Ujima Project, as part of a larger curriculum with the Solidago Foundation, on finance basics for entrepreneurs and investors in the context of building a community-centered investment vehicle.


Partners and Supporters