All Resources with Theme of: Investment

From Outcomes to Impact: An Exploratory Model for Estimating the Health Returns of Comprehensive Community Development

The potential health returns from community development investments are vast. This research estimates a nearly 300% rate of return from one such comprehensive development project in Washington D.C. and provides an ROI calculator to estimate health returns for other community development investments.

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Opportunity Zones: Resource Hub

Opportunity Zones have the potential to improve conditions that influence social determinants of health in high need neighborhoods. Opportunity Zones were established in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 to encourage long-term investments in low-income communities. Opportunity Zones offer special treatment on capital gains in a way that’s designed to drive long-term investment …

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Analyzing investment flows in comprehensive community revitalization: The case of Bayview Hunters Point, San Francisco

Published in the Journal of Urban Affairs, the Network’s Renee Roy Elias’ study uses the case of housing revitalization in San Francisco’s Bayview Hunters Point neighborhood to determine the feasibility of analyzing public, private, and nonprofit investment flows related to the Choice Neighborhoods Initiative and HOPE SF.

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Building Pre-K: Philanthropy & CDFI Collaborations in Financing Early Education Facilities

This “Building Pre-K” report from LIIF examines efforts aimed at financing quality preschool facilities at scale and highlights the potential for increasing the impact of collaborations among philanthropy, community development financiers and the public sector.

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Aligning Home and Health Care Through Strategic Investment

When you invest in the Enterprise Community Impact Note, you are supporting the creation of vibrant and equitable communities where families have access to healthy, affordable homes connected to good schools, jobs, transit and health care services. This report features the stories of people who are prospering thanks to your support. They are residents and patients …

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Listening Beyond the Big City: Improving Health and Opportunity in Midsize, Small, and Rural Towns

To provide opportunity for all, we must address the unique needs and concerns of midsize, small, and rural communities working to improve health.

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Video: Opportunity Finance Network on CDFI’s

  This crash course video from the Opportunity Finance Network explores what community development financial institutions are doing around the country. Watch the video for success stories from South Dakota, California, New York and others.

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What to Make of Social Impact Bonds

Barbara Ray reports on the debate over social impact bonds, a new way to finance social welfare programs that raises the bar on evidence while ensuring that governments pay only for what works.

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Investing With Health in Mind

How two new funds are investing in affordable housing and other neighborhood projects that consider residents’ health and well-being.

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Scaling U.S. Community Investing: The Investor-Product Interface

“Community investing” is investment that seeks to deliver social benefits to low-income or marginalized communities while also generating a financial return. This report provides an overview of the U.S. Community Investing (USCI) field: the types of intermediary organizations raising investments and deploying them in underserved communities, the range of investment products that are available, and …

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Connecting the Dots: A Healthy Community Leader’s Guide to Understanding the Nonprofit Hospital Community Benefit Requirements

Imagine a healthy community as a connect-the-dots landscape painting. Each “dot” has its place and purpose: affordable housing, a vibrant economy, safe streets and public transportation, a high quality public education system, easy access to fresh food and safe recreation, and a healthcare system that provides both preventative and responsive services. When connected as designed …

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The Bottom Line: Investing for Impact on Economic Mobility in the U.S.

This report by the Aspen Institute and Georgetown University explores lessons learned from impact investing that can help build economic security for low-income families

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How Much Do Healthy Communities Cost?

In a commentary for the Institute of Medicine, LIIF’s Nancy Andrews explores how a $100 billion investment in affordable housing and early education can create healthier communities.

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Achieving Individual Health through Community Investment

Testimony by David Fleming, former Director and Health Officer of public health in Seattle & King County, Washington, for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Commission to Build a Healthier America.

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Nojaim Brothers Supermarket

Nojaim Brothers Supermarket is a family-owned grocery that has been a neighborhood anchor, an employer and a source of locally grown healthy food for residents for over 90 years.

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