A Note on COVID-19
At Heron, we try to champion people, places, and enterprises who challenge broken conventions and dare to change. In light of COVID-19, we remain committed to our work in communities across the United States.
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.
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.
A growing camp of activists at Standing Rock highlights a larger struggle for indigenous land rights and control over their economic future.
In this issue, criticism of the Carrier tax-break deal, whether jobs still make sense, the dangers of inequality, and the political choice of poverty.
A series of videos recasts the narrative around what it is to be poor in the United States and suggests ways to reinvent the economy to provide paths to prosperity.
In this issue, the jobs recovery debate, why the poor don't grasp for power, feminism's working class problem, and a new video series on poverty.
Toni Johnson sits down with Matt Enstice, head of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus Organization to talk about BNMC's impact in the local community.
In this issue, cruelty toward the homeless and poor, assuming a job market social safety net, why pre-school is good business, and quixotically giving.
Jesus Gerena of the Family Independence Initiative on assisting families achieving financial stability through a combination of community organizing and technology.
Gabi Zolla from CAEL discusses the ways that they are changing the practices of workplaces and schools to better accommodate adult learners.
Residents mourn the victims of Oakland's Ghost Ship warehouse fire as the nation continues to grapple with rising rent costs and precarious living situations.
In this issue, venture capital in low-income communities, breadwinning mothers, Trump's winners and losers, feelings on job precarity and the fate of food stamps.