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How the Ford Foundation is Investing in Change

Friday, March 02, 2018 9:10 AM | Anonymous

The 82-year-old Ford Foundation is upending the model for grant-making institutions by wielding its endow­ment like an impact investor. Though foundations traditionally spend 5% of their funds on cause-related grants and initiatives, last year it also pledged to plow up to $1 billion of its overall $12.5 billion endowment over the next decade into so-called mission-related investments (MRIs) that generate both financial and social returns. Read more from Fast Company.

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