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About Mission Investing

On this website learn about “mission investments” — investments made by foundations and other mission-based organizations to further their philanthropic goals. Two distinct categories are: market-rate mission investments, also known as “mission-related investments,” and below-market mission investments, also known as “program-related investments.”  





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Program-Related Investment Rules for Private Foundations

This free (and fun) video course defines and helps the user understand the basic legal rules for program-related investments. The video guides the user through the PRI process, and discusses how these investments can support the organization’s programmatic work and/or expand the organization’s charitable work. The training features “Maya,” a program officer that helps participants through the course in a way that reflects actual experiences.





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Laying the Groundwork for a National Impact Investing Marketplace

This article discusses the practice of impact investing. The Impact Finance Center partnered with foundations and other investors in Colorado to create CO Impact Days and Initiative to demonstrate how to address this need for a more efficient and effective marketplace.