LOCUS is a nonprofit consulting firm and mission-driven registered investment advisor serving foundations looking to use more of their assets to promote prosperous, vibrant communities. At LOCUS, our mission is to guide and support foundations as they move from exploring the tool of local impact investing to unlocking meaningful, mission-driven assets to deploying those assets for catalytic community impact. Our team of economic development, former philanthropic staff and finance professionals work in partnership with our clients to deliver right-sized, resonant onramps to accelerate the deployment of place-based impact investments.
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Part and parcel of any philanthropic local investing practice is due diligence: the process of determining whether a deal can meet an organization’s risk, return, and community impact expectations. This month, we examine due diligence and how foundations interested in creating equitable prosperity can reimagine the practice into an instrument grounded in equity values.
LOCUS President Sarah Stremlau discusses the Community Investment Guarantee Pool (CIGP) in a new blog article that explores guarantees as a tool for impact and the program's progress to date.
As we close the door on a tumultuous 2020, it's important to pause, breathe, and take stock. Rife with challenge as this year was, it's easy to lose sight of the brighter moments, examples of resiliency and progress amid seemingly insurmountable crises. With 2021 on the horizon, we at LOCUS hope you and yours are able take the time to look back and that, even if circumstances are still far from normal, you have a happy holiday season. Click to read a full statement from LOCUS President Sarah Stremlau reflecting on the year and what's ahead.