Part of our commitment to the community is making sure that people have access to tools and resources that support their decision-making.
This is not a required reading list but an opportunity for us to share with you the ideas that influence how we think.
Over time, we want this resource bank to grow and we encourage you to get in touch with us with your suggestions of what we can add.
Click on the titles in the contents box to jump to the relevant section.
Participatory Grantmaking (PGM)
PGM is a very wide topic and there’s no single way of doing it, however, at its heart is a belief in community-led change and an approach based on trust.
If you’re new to PGM, then we would recommend starting with this report from GrantCraft: Deciding Together: Shifting Power and Resources Through Participatory Grantmaking.
- Participedia – a global platform for sharing information about public participation
Endowment Fund and Community Investment
- Transformation Capital – Systemic Investing for Sustainability
- Deciding Together – Flipping the Power Dynamics in Impact Investing
- Power Building Meets Impact Investing
- The Future of Democracy: Politics without Politicians
- Boston City Councilors Eye Pension Fund Divestment and Reinvestment
- An Argument for Investing Where the Return is Social Change
- Boston Ujima Fund
- Community Vision Lending
- East Bay Permanent Real Estate Cooperative
- Economic Community Development Institute
- Iroquois Valley Farmland REIT
- Mountain BizWorks
- New Hampshire Community Loan Fund
- New York City Real Estate Investment Cooperative
- Northeast Kingdom Prosperity Fund
- Northeast Real Estate Investment Cooperative
- PV Grows Investment Fund
- Runway Project
- Vermont Community Loan Fund
- Association of Charitable Foundations: Investment – The Pillars of Stronger Foundation Practice
- Community Investment Funds: A How-to Guide for Building Local Wealth, Equity, and Justice
- EIT Climate-KIC: Transformation Capital – Systemic Investing for Sustainability
- Oxford Analytica: Impact Investing Will Build More Momentum Worldwide
- The Young Foundation: Nothing About Us Without Us – Lived Experience Insight & Social Investment
- Transform Finance: Grassroots Community Engaged Investment