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.
In this issue, discussion of billionaires and elections, the Davos debate returns, the issue of nonprofit overhead, and whether corporations save too much.
In this issue, Flint's nasty water crisis, the rise in white mortality, Walmart's million-worker pay raise, and why we should stop infantilizing those we fund.
In this issue, Obama's economic legacy, the restlessness of billionaires, the poverty lottery, and unions go bust.
In this issue, reports on jobs, automation and meritocracy; Uber and employment; capitalism revisited; the wealthy tax dance; and the rise of impact.
In this issue, the U.S. Constitution and inequality, the Koch brothers' war on poverty, the oil tycoon's $100,000 employee bonus, and impact investing's tipping point.
In this issue, the penal system of poverty, algorithms and inequality, economic hoarding and mortality, and wages and the Fed.
In this issue, a new report on poverty policy, single mothers getting by, Zuckerberg and inequality, drug prices and the poor, and tax inversions.
In this issue, recidivism starts with paying your public defender, inner city and rural poverty explored, the coal jobs downturn, and the problem of corporate buy-backs.
In this issue, policymaking on poverty, food insecurity and poor nutrition, why's it hard for women to get ahead, and the bank teller protests.
In this issue, profit and global hunger, the wage stagnation debate, failing poor kids, naughty business behavior and philanthropy's longevity.