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The 2018 UnGala

Posted on Nov 1, 2018 in Models, News, Special Event | 0 comments

Our 2018 UnGala was an unbridled success. We were thrilled to have Untourists, investees, investors, supporters and Foundation family all in one room. The energy was amazing. Thank you to Jay and Randi Coen Gilbert for opening their home to all of us. Our 2018 UnDreamed Of Award winner was Yve-Car Momperousse of Kreyol Essence. Her company supports farmers...

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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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Getting Past Inertia: Ten Simple, Valiant Steps To Align Your Foundation’s Endowment With Your Mission – Or Not

Posted on Jun 28, 2017 in Blog, Huff Post, Models | 0 comments

Huff Post blog by Untours Foundation Director Elizabeth Killough There’s a lot of judgment these days about your endowment. You use it only to grow more money when it could be doing that and much more. I admit to my own judgment and perhaps you can face up to yours. You inherited a 100-year old practice of handing your endowment over to someone else while...

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