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Rende Progress Capital: Opportunity for All

Rende Progress Capital: Opportunity for All

Posted on Feb 8, 2019 in Blog, Investees, Models | 0 comments

Michigan based Rende Progress Capital is the recipient of the foundation’s most recent loan. Rende is a Community Development Financial Institute or CDFI, a mouthful either way! CDFIs include a variety of banking institutions that provide credit and financial services to low-wealth communities. They are a great place to put savings, receive interest on...

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The Lessons of Mister Rogers

The Lessons of Mister Rogers

Posted on Dec 27, 2018 in Blog, Investees | 0 comments

I never appreciated Mister Rogers all these years aside from the very cheap thrill I’d get walking through his actual neighborhood on my way to grad school. That changed after seeing the documentary, “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” I keep coming back to this film in my mind. Columnist David Brooks wrote in The New York Times that we film-goers were moved to...

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Witness To Innocence Event: November 15, 2018

Witness To Innocence Event: November 15, 2018

Posted on Nov 12, 2018 in Special Event | 0 comments

    Witness to Innocence is celebrating its 15th year of fighting for an end to the death penalty. For those who may not be familiar with their work, Witness to Innocence was founded by SIster Helen Prejean and Ray Krone; she is an internationally renowned anti-death penalty activist and he is the 100th person exonerated from death row. Together,...

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Elizabeth writes about “risky” business

Posted on Feb 22, 2018 in Blog, Models | 0 comments

Our director, Elizabeth, was invited to write a piece about impact investing and risk, a specialty of the Untours Foundation since its inception. The Untours Foundation has no endowment, but rather directly invests in businesses that are doing good, solving problems, creating good jobs for those who need them most while helping the planet.   It is...

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Passion for good : Senda Athletics

Posted on Feb 1, 2018 in Blog, Fair Trade, Investees, Models | 0 comments

  “I felt like this is it. I’m going to combine my two passions for fair trade and for soccer, and start a company to provide soccer lovers with premium quality soccer balls.” – Senda founder Santiago Halty   We know how passionate sports fans can be for their teams (Fly Eagles, Fly!), and for playing the sport themselves...

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