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Community foundations have been making local impact investments for decades, but a shared practice is just now emerging. Starting in fall 2020, LOCUS began convening community foundation local impact investors to network, share stories, and strengthen and improve local impact investing practices for the community foundation field.

Join the community foundation local impact investor conversation below by registering for upcoming sessions or checking out resources from past discussions.


Upcoming Conversations

We're currently in the process of preparing our next conversation series for 2022. Check back frequently for updates on our next convening, and in the meantime, be sure to download highlights from past events below.

Previous Conversation Learnings

Each Foundation Learning Circle covers practical topics in impact investing. Through peer-learning, the foundation participants discuss different approaches to programming and execution, using their cumulative experience to address challenges and overcome obstacles to making impact. These discussions yield valuable field-building insights for impact investing practitioners at any level.

In collaboration with Circle participants, we've published a freely available tool from each session distilling key findings. Click the links below to download.

For conversation participants and community foundations interested in getting involved, we've created a password protected library of slides, peer materials, and resources used during each session. Authorized users can access that library here or reach out to Travis Green for access information.