Expanding Philanthropy: Mission-Related Investing at the F.B. Heron Foundation

Founded in 1992 with the mission of helping people and communities to help themselves, the F.B. Heron Foundation came into being during one of the greatest economic booms in U.S. history. The strong financial markets of the 1990s not only spurred rapid growth of Heron’s asset base but also served to reinforce its focus on asset building and community economic development, given that so many Americans did not benefit from the wealth generated in the heated economy.