Episode 22 – Foundations’ Role in Resilience and Recovery

As the economic damage of COVID-19 becomes clear, foundations are looking for new ways to support their communities. For many foundations, mission-focused lending to nonprofits is not in their standard playbook, let alone funding small businesses directly. In today’s episode, Deb Markley of LOCUS Impact Investing encourages foundations to find new ways to work. She […]

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Episode 05: Inclusion in Impact Lending

Ami Pascual Spear joins the Impact Lenders Podcast to discuss inclusion in the impact lending industry.  As a past founder, employee, and current board member of various impact lending institutions, Ami has broad experience in the field that she draws on as she discusses the importance of inclusion and how the industry could improve.  Ami’s […]

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Episode 01: Foundations as Impact Lenders

In our first episode, we explore how foundations can expand their mission by becoming impact lenders.  March Gallagher, President & CEO of Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley, tells us how she implemented a lending program in partnership with local CDFIs to amplify her institution’s impact. Today’s Guest: March Gallagher is responsible for the overall […]

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