Impact Investing

Community foundations are able to accomplish a great number of things over time through traditional investments and endowment funds. Recently, the FM Area Foundation has begun a new initiative called impact investing, where investments are made into organizations, projects or funds with the specific intention to create a positive social impact alongside a financial return. The dollars are ultimately recycled time and time again.

The FM Area Foundation made its first impact investment to Lakes & Prairies Community Action Partnership in 2016. 

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Foundation Makes First Ever MRI

“Access to high quality early childhood education is simply unattainable for far too many families in our community. Long waiting lists and high costs prevent the most disadvantaged children from receiving a high-quality early childhood education. Given that the highest rate of return in early childhood education comes from investing in disadvantaged children ages birth to five, it's time to invest in our future. W…

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