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The Lessons of Mister Rogers

Posted on Nov 26, 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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Our new joint brochure!

Posted on Jul 17, 2018 in Blog, News | 1 comment

It’s been quite a few years since Untours Travel and the Foundation created a brochure together, but we figured it was about time. We are, after all, two sides of the same coin, and we support each other in innumerable ways. We’re excited to give you a preview here in digital form…but more importantly, if you would like paper copies to...

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Town and Country Investees

Posted on Mar 6, 2018 in Blog, Investees, Models | 0 comments

Our investees span the globe, from Indonesia to Africa, California to Philadelphia. Our work has often focused on urban redevelopment, but we value rural communities and their vital role in growing food, tending the earth and providing so many goods which we all depend upon. Many of our investees have more than one place  where they do business — for...

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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 little...

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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 (tell us...

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Our December letter

Our December letter

Posted on Jan 5, 2018 in Blog, Models | 0 comments

Dear wonderful Foundation Family, I can turn to Ben & Jerry’s vegan ice cream only so many times. The current political upheavals and gridlocks, both here and abroad, are exasperating – and troubling. But in these frustrating times, I can assure you of this: our work at the Foundation does something that Congress has yet to do – cross the political...

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