What We Do

Integrated Capital

Identify and design strategies for integrated capital investing programs, including sourcing, due diligence, mission-alignment, risk and return assessment, and diversification. Learn how grants can complement investment. Expertise in healthy food and agriculture, Indigenous Peoples, community-based organizations, and climate solutions.

Transformative 25 Initiative

Identifies funds (and banks, initiatives etc.) making finance work for people and planet. Offered as inspiration to philanthropists, investors, and entrepreneurs, this list of 25 funds is a library for learning about innovative finance.

Systems and Networks

Innovate systems and programs for grantmaking, advocacy, and collaboration that leverage dollars, knowledge and ideas. Build and facilitate diverse, inclusive networks of allies, alliances, advisors, board and staff to ensure mission impact

Who We Are

Jennifer Astone

Jen is nationally recognized for her integrated capital work that champions people and planet-centered businesses, communities and entrepreneurs. After 20 years of foundation leadership supporting human rights, gender justice, and health and environmental issues with grants and leadership, Jen has incorporated investing into her strategies for equity and transformation. Her expertise includes cross- cultural competency,climate solutions, healthy food, and Indigenous Peoples. Before launching Integrated Capital Strategies, Jen led Swift Foundation for over eight years.

We Can Help

We can help you to

  • advance philanthropic work by mobilizing endowment capital
  • train and support board and staff members to think differently
  • demystify the returns and risks of integrated capital
  • identify resources and expertise
  • build networks of allied practitioners
  • increase impact for greater equity and a healthier planet

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  • Equitable Food Oriented Development Fund  Interview with Mariela Cedeño, Community Investment Committee Chair, Equitable Food Oriented Development Fund  Jen: Why was EFOD created? Mariela: The Equitable Food Oriented Development Collaborative emerged from conversations held by long time food systems leaders around our shared vision and......

  • Download a PDF of this file Link to Application What? A list of funds transforming the economy for social, environmental, and economic justice. They employ a mix of sound financial structures to overcome barriers and transform how capital is invested to benefit all people and......

  • Kat Kavanagh, Executive Director of Water Rangers. Kat is demonstrating the water test kit that communities use to test and upload water data to their shared platform. Thrive Impact Fund provided an early revenue loan for working capital....

Testimonials

Past Clients

Organizations we have worked for and with

  • Africa Grantmakers Affinity Group
  • African Development Foundation
  • AgroEcology Fund
  • Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa
  • Avant!
  • Biovision Foundation
  • Carnegie Corporation of New York
  • Casey and Family Foundation
  • CS Fund / Warsh Mott Legacy
  • Cultural Survival
  • EDGE Funders Alliance
  • Exponent Philanthropy
  • First Peoples Worldwide
  • Global Alliance for the Future of Food
  • Global Fund for Women
  • Just Economy Institute
  • Land is Life
  • New Field Foundation
  • Nourish n
  • Rocking Moon Foundation
  • Skees Family Foundation
  • Swift Foundation
  • The Christensen Fund
  • United Nations Fund for Gender Equality
Mobilizing Human and Financial Capital for a Healthy People and Planet