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, Trump takes on Congress, globalism vs nationalism, pitting the old against the young, poverty and brain development, and ETFs go biblical.
As Heron continues to optimize our portfolio for mission, some types of impact look great in isolation—but less so in context.
In this issue, vilifying the poor over health care, the bad news on inequality, the good news on wages, and the trouble with the post-election giving surge.
In this issue, more on the white working-class divide, the trouble organizing labor, poverty and Trump's budget, and why JD Vance has gone home.
Heron's president, Clara Miller, offers a look back at the past five years of the foundation and offers some lessons learned.
Toni Johnson of Mission OutLoud sits down with Heron's Clara Miller to discuss her 2017 letter to the field reflecting on a five-year journey.
In this issue: the magical thinking coal jobs; the new American Dream takes a village; from middle class to poverty; and worker self-directed nonprofits.
Heron's president, Clara Miller, reviews some of the most common misunderstandings she has heard over the past few years in the field.
In this issue, news on foundation impact investing, the low-down on urban vs rural, matchmaking for small business legacies, and the debate over disability benefits.
In this issue, disabilty benefit growth, better 'free' college policy, the cost of noncompliance, the middle class drug crisis, and research on data and society.