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Lessons From Launching an Impact Investing Portfolio: One Family Foundation’s Journey

We established the Richard W. Goldman Family Foundation in honor of our late father. The foundation aims to promote equality and reduce barriers to opportunity for marginalized families. It does this by increasing access to education, health and financial resources during early childhood. We enthusiastically explored impact investing in 2016, but didn’t know how to... Read More

Thinking Critically While Investing Responsibly

Responsible investing is at the heart of how philanthropy can further systemic changes needed in our economy, society and environment. Forward-thinking foundations and families have invested this way for years, but it’s becoming more mainstream.  A growing number of philanthropic organizations and individuals see investments as a way to expand impact beyond grantmaking. Mirror the... Read More

Investment Management Oversight: Preparing To Invest for Impact

For many years, small-staffed foundations have been at the heart of the impact investing movement, joining with, and at times leading, larger philanthropies. Small-staffed foundations tend to be more agile than their larger, staffed counterparts; they often have more knowledge on needs in certain issue areas and geographies; they’re better positioned to deploy a greater... Read More

Pivoting Through COVID-19: Portfolio Alignment for Foundations

In 2020, the pandemic upended our daily lives and the philanthropic landscape. But the Claire Friedlander Family Foundation‘s board saw this crisis as an opportunity to transform their giving, investment focus and protocol — proactively aligning the assets of the foundation with its mission. The pandemic and ensuing hardships gave the board the impetus to... Read More