Program Related Investments

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Released: 10/2013

The strategies described in this white paper, researched and written by Northern Trust, offer individuals and institutions the information needed to shape, accelerate and scale desired results.

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Released: 11/2014

Largely beneath the radar, a small but growing group has begun pursuing the innovative path explored in this report. Mostly in small steps—but sometimes in larger ways—they are adopting elements of what could emerge as a new anchor mission to deploy all resources to build community wealth.

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Resource Type: Best PracticeReport
Funding Area: Community Development



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Released: 07/2013

In 2013, the Rockefeller Foundation funded an independent evaluation, conducted by Arabella Advisors, of 12 years of program-related investments (PRIs) made both domestically and internationally.

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Resource Type: EvaluationReport
Audience: All Members



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Released: 01/2015

Counted as part of a foundation’s 5 percent distribution requirement, Program Related Investments (PRIs) can effectively recycle grant dollars, grow the endowment to provide additional grant monies for future projects, and provide a foundation’s grantees with significant unrestricted resources. In this 3-minute video produced by the Impact Finance Center, learn how this tool is helping leading foundations amplify their impact.

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Released: 04/2012

Program-related investments (“PRIs”) are powerful, versatile tools that foundations use to achieve their philanthropic goals alongside traditional grantmaking. Like grants, PRIs make inexpensive capital available to non-profit orfor-profit enterprises that are addressing social and environmental challenges. Unlike grants, PRIs are expected to be repaid, often with a modest, risk-adjusted rate of return.

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Resource Type: Best PracticeTools



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Released: 11/2016

The study highlights case studies of six investment approaches including; direct investments, self-managed funds, third-party funds, strategic alliances, incubators and accelerators and corporate foundations.

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Audience: Corporate Giving