• What Is Fair Chance Employment?

    Fair chance employment is a way to improve our communities by eliminating barriers for those with a criminal record and creating a pathway for a second chance. Practices like “Ban The Box” have been a national rallying cry for civil rights groups for some time, which represents the initiative to persuade employers to remove the section…

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  • Investment Approach

    The driving force behind our investment approach is simple: We believe that opportunities to create an inclusive economy come in all shapes and sizes; therefore a single investment vehicle is not sufficient. We invest across a spectrum of asset classes, ranging from program-related investments to market-rate investments. Our investment approach leads to a blended portfolio…

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  • Kiva Louisville Celebrates Two Years

    It’s officially been two years since Louisville became a Kiva City. Kiva was relatively unknown locally when the first full-time fellow arrived in Louisville, but community response to the new funding tool was overwhelmingly positive. Louisville is best known for its compassion, but encouragement and selflessness are certainly high on the list as well. Time and time again…

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  • Inclusive Entrepreneurship

    Like many other sectors in the world today, the traditional way of starting and growing a business is being disrupted. New ways of finding capital for your business seem to be popping up every day and we believe this as a good thing. There are still barriers to entry for many entrepreneurs who are trying…

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  • Why Is Financial Literacy Important?

    I originally planned to write a journal post highlighting some of our favorite financial technology (fintech) solutions that aim to create financial inclusion. The plan went awry when I had trouble finding solutions that address the most critical element of financial inclusion: financial literacy. The Center for Financial Inclusion defines financial inclusion as a state…

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  • Impactful Apps For Nonprofits

    Another year, another couple thousand new apps have been released for your smartphone and computer. Which ones should you download? Which ones provide a nonprofit discount? And which ones do you try to introduce and integrate into your organization? Nonprofits tend to have a stereotype of failing to innovate. As a nonprofit, we recognize that…

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