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At Cogent, We Speak the Language of
Philanthropy, Business, and Impact Investing

We’re a financial and impact investing firm empowering purpose-driven organizations to drive positive impact in their communities. We love to share uncommon perspectives on how to think about money, and to help our clients and communities do good well in a smart, efficient way. We do this by applying traditional investment, community engagement, and creative design approaches to impact investing and strategy development.

What We Believe

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Foundations & Investors

All of your assets can work for good. We provide a strategic and efficient process to align your investments with your mission: from the board of directors, trustees, and staff education, to investment policy development, strategic portfolio design, through investment sourcing, Due Diligence, and structuring advice, putting your mission into action.

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Place-Based Ecosystems

We believe in the power of the people. We provide culturally relevant and effective community engagement techniques to enable communities to visualize their assets, identify the gaps, collaborate to address these gaps, and grow toward their vast potential.

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Social Entreprenuers

You are making the change we want to see in the world. We welcome your application to join our investment database. We will let you know if your fund or venture is a possible match for our institutional investor clients.

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Meet The Cogent Team

We are a unique team of big thinkers, financial experts, and creative entrepreneurs dedicated to making the world a better place. Applying our mainstream investment, financial, small business, and corporate sector experience to social impact, we have dedicated our working lives to help mission-driven organizations do good well.