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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 holistic approach to...

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 the planet. The...

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....

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 structures to overcome barriers and...

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 cohort...

Interview with Erika D. Williams, Vice President of Client Development with RSF Social Finance and The Women’s Capital Collaborative Fund   Jen: How was the RSF’s Women’s Capital Collaborative Fund created? Erika: Women entrepreneurs are routinely left behind when it comes to funding. On average, women start businesses...

Interview with Gaithiri Siva, Director of the Buen Vivir Fund I remember Rajasvini Bhansali, the former executive director of Thousand Currents, talking about a new kind of investment fund in which investors and partners had an equal role in governing the decision-making through an assembly process....

Interview with Luni Libes, Founder and Co-CEO for the Africa Eats Fund I learned about FLEDGE and Africa Eats from Tim Crosby of the Thread Fund who was excited about the potential of African-based food and agriculture businesses to address job creation. When I was at...

Interview with Martha Brantley, Director of Strategic Partnerships for the Shared Interest Fund When I learned about the approach that Shared Interest took in leveraging deposits in United States banks to back loans on the continent of Africa, I felt sure that Swift Foundation would be...