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.
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.
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
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.
Announcing Call for Funds to Apply for The Transformative 25 in 2022 25 funds transforming finance for people and planet Application Form Link Here What? A list of funds transforming the economy for social, environmental, and economic justice. They employ a mix of sound financial......
Interview with Lora E. Smith, Executive Director of the Appalachian Impact Fund Lora Smith filled the room with joy and focus at the inaugural cohort of the Just Economy Institute (formerly known as the Integrated Capital Institute) in 2017. Unlike many of us in the......
Jen helped us to explore the new area of facilitating investments in agroecological businesses in Sub-Sahara Africa. Her ability to ask the right questions and engage people on the way have been of enormous value."
Jen provided reliable and assuring guidance during a year full of uncertainty and new challenges to our global network of activists. Her role as coach, sounding board and champion to our mission and my leadership continues to be an important part of our success.
Jen combines investing expertise with an understanding of board dynamics, a talent for deciphering technical concepts, and the ability to guide and coach. Her passion and sense of possibility make her a joy to work with.
Jen was a fantastic guide for our foundation's first foray as a group into the wide-ranging world of integrated capital, and I've been so grateful for her insight and expertise.