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 on the impact of endowment investment, philanthropy and corporate inversions, inequality and poverty, and the global jobs crisis.
Heron president Clara Miller offers lighthearted thoughts on the cultural anthropology of two groups interested in poverty solutions.
Heron updated its investment policy statement to articulate how we plan to align social and financial performance into a single investment strategy.
In this issue, news about the poverty rate, an innovative way to combat student debt, minimum wage and the franchise business model, and whether philanthropy and impact investors can get along.
In this issue, debate on the economic effects of inequality, why poor people find it hard to plan, CEO pay and employment, and risk-taking in philanthropy.
In our newest series, we share the human face of pressing economic issues. This month, controversy over locating new homeless shelters in New York City.
National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy’s Larry McGill argues foundations should share data on their own performance.
In this issue, more thinking on poverty, wages and job quality; the relationship between Goldman and the New York Fed; and the new scrutiny of institutional investors and what it has to do with divestment.
Eight thought leaders weigh in on the importance of aligning business practices with the societies we actually live in.
In this issue, a look at the wage divide, what being cash strapped looks like, redefining capitalism, and the enduring American myth of the self-made man.