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.
Today in our philanthropy and impact investing mini-roundup: foundations must find ways to align their investments with their values.
Heron investee SolarCity uses creative financing options to expand residential use of solar power in the United States.
Vice President Al Gore's on-stage interview at a tech conference touched off questions of how "tech culture and tech philanthropy may exacerbate inequality and undermine democracy".
This week we have thoughts on other ways to be poor beside lacking money, a look at the employment situation for the young, and further updates on the minimum wage situation.
Barriers to scale can jeopardize the potential advantages of social enterprises, but authors in Forbes and Pioneer Post provide a few solutions.
Watch highlights of the Open Society Foundations’ half-day event about the transformation of work and what the labor market might look like in 30 years.
In this issues, more thinking on the future of work, the impact of inequality, the emotional hurdles of being unemployed, and where poverty is the biggest challenge.
More companies are delving into social responsibility via venture investment and innovative products.
Duke behavioral economist Dan Ariely shares lessons on beyond-the-obvious ways to create meaning and motivation to work.
In this issue, we have debate on good employment practices, the dimming “American Dream,” the problem of homelessness, and our social mobility meter.