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Compounding Impact: Mission Investing by U.S. Foundations

This report provides the first comprehensive analysis of mission investing by U.S. foundations. The study, funded by The David and Lucile Packard Foundation, analyzes the mission investment activity of 92 U.S. foundations, which have made a combined total of $2.3 billion of mission investments. Mission investing is a more specific type of social investing, and represents the use of financial investments as tools to achieve a foundation's mission.

A Letter from the President, 2006

By former Heron President, Sharon King.

F.B. Heron Foundation Annual Report 2006

A report on Foundation activities in 2006.

Handbook on Responsible Investment Across Asset Classes

Responsible investment -- understood as the incorporation of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) analysis into investment decision-making -- is a growing discipline that offers opportunities for long-term value creation both for investors and society as a whole.

IRS Form 990 – 2006

Access the Foundation's IRS tax return.

Financial Statement 2006

Access the Foundation's financial statement.

Core Support

The F.B. Heron Foundation was created in 1992 with the mission of helping people and communities to help themselves. The Foundation supports organizations with a track record of building wealth for low-income people and communities.

F.B. Heron Foundation Annual Report 2005

A report on Foundation activities in 2005.

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