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REDF Impact Investing Fund April 2022 Newsletter

RIIF Now a Certified CDFI: RIIF is now a certified CDFI! Certification is a formal acknowledgement from the U.S. Treasury’s CDFI Fund that RIIF prioritizes financing to underserved communities. RIIF’s CDFI certification will unlock additional flexible capital to help catalyze growth in RIIF portfolio companies and create more jobs for overlooked talent nationwide. Many large … Continue reading REDF Impact Investing Fund April 2022 Newsletter

It’s the shoes.

(It’s not the shoes.) There’s a saying when someone great moves on to a new opportunity, the person behind them “has some big shoes to fill.” I get it. When leaders are great, they ignite something in you – a sense of the possible that you didn’t feel before, and a sense of “we got … Continue reading It’s the shoes.

Press Release: REDF Awards $3 Million to 10 Growth-Stage Employment Social Enterprises to Expand Fair-Chance Hiring Opportunities and Impact Across the U.S.

CONTACT: Lori Warren Director of Marketing & Communications lwarren@redf.org (415) 561-6683 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   REDF Awards $3 Million to 10 Growth-Stage Employment Social Enterprises to Expand Fair-Chance Hiring Opportunities and Impact Across the U.S. Shaped by grantee perspective and an equity lens, REDF’s Growth Portfolio provides three years of unrestricted funding, tailored capacity-building support, … Continue reading Press Release: REDF Awards $3 Million to 10 Growth-Stage Employment Social Enterprises to Expand Fair-Chance Hiring Opportunities and Impact Across the U.S.

REDF Impact Investing Fund December 2021 Newsletter

New Investments Fuel RIIF’s Work: REDF Impact Investing Fund (RIIF) recently received two exciting investments. RIIF was selected as part of the University of California San Francisco’s Community Investment pilot, receiving $1M to invest in Bay Area businesses that employ and equip people overcoming barriers to work. The fund was also awarded a $1M loan from … Continue reading REDF Impact Investing Fund December 2021 Newsletter

Press Release: REDF Accelerator Brings Together Leading Social Entrepreneurs with Expertise and Lived Experience in Overcoming Workforce Barriers

CONTACT: Lori Warren Director of Marketing & Communications lwarren@redf.org (415) 561-6683 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: REDF Accelerator Brings Together Leading Social Entrepreneurs with Expertise and Lived Experience in Overcoming Workforce Barriers New cohort of 18 employment social enterprise leaders from across the U.S. will join the REDF Accelerator program to drive innovation and impact in economic … Continue reading Press Release: REDF Accelerator Brings Together Leading Social Entrepreneurs with Expertise and Lived Experience in Overcoming Workforce Barriers

Employment Social Enterprise: A Win-Win-Win – Lissa Marten, The Wharton School

I first heard of the social enterprise model through a project I worked on as a consultant at Boston Consulting Group (BCG). The project was for a nonprofit in Chicago aiming to reduce gun violence by increasing employment opportunities. In my project, my team was tasked with building a social enterprise under the organization to … Continue reading Employment Social Enterprise: A Win-Win-Win – Lissa Marten, The Wharton School