Questions We’re Asking This Week: The Maine Edition
Heron has had partnerships in Maine since our early days as a foundation. Now, we're reexamining Maine as a community in transition. Here are some of the inquiries we're chasing.
At Heron, we try to use all the tools in our toolkit to finance organizations who are serving the people and communities we care about. Recently, we used two different tools to provide financing to Self Help Enterprises (SHE), an organization offering homeownership opportunities in the San Joaquin Valley.
We are back with another episode of our Presidential Podcast, where we talk to Dana K. Bezerra about what Heron is doing, thinking, and learning. In this episode, we discuss how Heron is placing community agency and wisdom front and center in the next phase of our work.
We've published another episode of our Presidential Podcast, where we talk to Dana K. Bezerra about what Heron is doing, thinking, and learning. In this blog post, we outline the key takeaways.
Pension liabilities can be a detriment to community prosperity, while pension funds can be a source of power for workers. With those dynamics in mind, here are a few pension-related questions we’re asking this week.
Julie Corbett, founder of packing company Ecologic, discusses their product, practices, and future plans for the company and what it has to with jobs.
Richard Woo of the Russell Family Foundation says what’s more important than divestment from fossil fuels is investing those dollars into the development of sustainable alternatives.
In this issue, thinking on capitalism’s failure to deliver inclusion, the consequences for the poor, the minimum wage and CEO pay and Detroit’s housing crisis.
This issue takes a look at the role of fairness in successful capitalism, challenges in saving for retirement and lessons for improving philanthropy.
Heron’s Chair Buzz Schmidt comments on university endowments and divesting in response to a recent article.
The Heron family has lost former President Sharon King. In this post, former colleagues share their thoughts and memories of a beloved friend.
In this issue thinking on what voter turnout has to do with poverty, Wall Street and “bad apple” bankers, bad jobs for the holidays and more trends in philanthropy.
Foundation Source has released a report looking at foundation investments during and since the Great Recession.
This month’s photo highlights the recent strikes organized by federally contracted workers and their fight for a living wage.
In this issue, what U.S. inequality has to do with foreign policy, the rights of pregnant workers, big-box store lobbying, short-termism and investing.