$20 Million Impact Investment for Affordable Housing and Small Business in MN

ON April 19, 2017

$20 Million Impact Investment for Affordable Housing and Small Business in MN

Minnesota Council on Foundations

I am thrilled to share this month’s blog post which is about a new impact investing fund that Cogent Consulting created for Minnesota Philanthropists.

Minnesota is famous for its Midwestern modesty. Despite all efforts to stay under the radar, our philanthropic community is leading the nation once again. In fact, with $18.6 billion in foundation assets, Minnesota is a powerhouse on the national impact investing scene.

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