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, race and aspirations for a new working class, tariffs' impact on U.S. manufacturing and inequality and the Silicon Valley Community Foundation.
In this issue, questions for Paul Ryan on poverty, philanthropy led bail reform, the need for new socialism, creative class gentrification, and the Vatican does impact.
The first of a series of retrospective deep dives into a broad selection of Heron's early fixed income impact investments, featuring the financing of a wind turbine factory in Jonesboro, Arkansas.
Join us in celebrating Mauricio Lim Miller of the Family Independence Initiative, whose recently released book, The Alternative, describes a new approach to addressing poverty.
Transition to take place on December 31, 2017
The second in a series of retrospective deep dives into a broad selection of Heron's early fixed income impact investments, featuring a mixed-income housing community in post-Katrina New Orleans.
An announcement by Blackrock CEO Larry Fink that corporations need to pay more attention to their effects on society echoes Heron Chair Buzz Schmidt’s call for accountability for enterprises’ positive or negative effect on society’s wherewithal.
Capital and revenue are as different, and important, in the nonprofit space as in the for-profit space, but these differences are often overlooked—endangering the health and sustainability of nonprofit enterprises and the missions they serve.
Part one of a video series on nonprofit capitalization: Heron’s Rodney Christopher discusses how the right approach to capitalization can be the difference between a nonprofit that struggles and one that thrives while pursuing its mission.
In part two of a video series on nonprofit capitalization, Heron’s Rodney Christopher shares thoughts on assessing where an organization stands financially, and four capitalization goals to help ensure a nonprofit has the right kinds of money when various needs arise.