Use full spectrum capital to align your foundation resources with your mission.
IFC educates private, community, and corporate foundations on how to align a part or all of the foundation endowment with your mission. We teach classes, implement tools, present case studies, and facilitate connections to show you what is possible.
Discover Full Spectrum Capital
Open your mind to the spectrum of capital offerings. We teach you how to listen to your community partners and deliver the resources they need, from grants (-100% financial return) to mission-related investments, and everything in between.
Evaluate Your Investment Advisor
Reduce investment fees, improve investment performance, and realign investments to support your values by ensuring your investment advisor is the right fit for your organization.
Offer Your Grantees More
Expand resources to your grantees by searching for potential impact investments in your current philanthropic portfolio. Explore the financial tools to refinance loans, improve asset efficiency, launch social ventures, and support pay-as-you-save programs.
Make Your Portfolio 100% Mission-Aligned.
Traditional philanthropy is not sufficient. We must do more to help our communities that continue to suffer.
Your foundation can make all the difference.
By law, foundations are required to dedicate 5% of their assets to grantmaking. Wouldn’t you rather make a much bigger impact and achieve your necessary commitment? Why dedicate the minimum when you can achieve your financial objectives?
Traditionally, foundations invest their endowment in Wall Street, growing their corpus to support their continuous grantmaking cycle. Communities need more. We offer the tools to move your money from Wall Street to Main Street, putting your endowment to work in the communities you know and love.
Communities know what they need, and it is the capital stewards’ job to meet these needs. Together, we can align 100% of your money with your mission.
Explore Innovative Philanthropy
Philanthropic Opportunity Scan
What if you could give more resources to the nonprofits you already support? A Philanthropic Opportunity Scan will help you identify three to five potential impact investment opportunities for every ten grantees within your grant-making portfolio. Through a combination of education, technical assistance, and survey implementation, your team will have the opportunity to explore the needs of your grantees beyond grant-making. This is an easy way for any foundation to begin their impact investing journey.
Our Learning Circles are small group learning opportunities where we teach program staff, financial officers, leadership, and trustees about full spectrum capital, financial innovation, and impact investing to solve the inefficiencies of philanthropy. Together, teams apply these concepts to their own organization’s goals. IFC helps your team take the steps to align your portfolio with your mission.
IFC hosts marketplaces or Investor Clubs–virtually and in-person–to connect impact investors to social ventures. Sponsor an Investor Club that matches your organization’s focus in terms of interest, place, and identity! Connect with other investors and social ventures that align with your goals!
We provide consulting services to foundations on their journey to develop their impact investing strategy. We work closely with your designated core team to meet the unique goals of each organization. We tailor our services to exactly meet your foundation’s needs.
Evaluate Your Investment Advisor
We evaluate your investment advisors’ approach to investing. We help you determine if their investment strategy aligns with your mission. Our comprehensive evaluation helps ensure that your investment advisor is the best option for your organization. If necessary, we can deploy tools to search for a new, appropriately aligned investment advisor.
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Key Steps to Your Success
Assemble Your Team. Impact investing journeys are most successful in communities that hold each other accountable. Define a team of people who are committed to the same mission and discuss what impact investing means to you.
Connect with IFC.
Look Over the Courses. Are you ready to explore a series of courses with your internal team, learning about full spectrum capital, and financial innovation and impact investing?
Execute Your Tools. Do you want to evaluate your investment advisor? Deploy a Philanthropic Opportunity Scan? Sponsor an Investor Club? There is an array of tools that you have at your fingertips that can bring you closer to your impact investing goals.
Lead by Example. Align your money with your mission, always putting communities’ needs first.
Our Love Letters
“Dr. Gripne and I were speaking in Austin at a Women and Money event recently and she asked me, “why Impact Finance Center? You have met hundreds of impact investing organizations trying to help you on the journey.” I replied, “because you did not have a financial interest with me.” Their 100+ innovative tools, infrastructure, and community that Impact Finance Center has catalyzed in Colorado is starting to bring to the rest of the U.S. is unparalleled.”