Resources for Community Investing

Databases and associations for identifying and evaluating social investment opportunites

SoCap Conference the crossroads for all folks seeking multiple returns from their enterprises and investments

Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco's Center for Community Development Investments resources for Socially Responsible Investing

The Opportunity Finance Network The national network for Community Development Finance Institutions (CDFIs)

The CARS Rating System An independent third-party evaluation program for CDFIs

CDFI Fund The U.S. Treasury program that certifies CDFIs and makes grants

CommunityWealth.Org Resources for democratic, community-based economic development

Investor's Circle A network of investors making direct investments for financial, social and environmental returns

Slow Money Promoting principles of soil fertility, sense of place, and cultural, environmental and economic diversity through investing

 Foundation Associations

Websites with good information on starting and running foundations and good sources of foundation directories.

Council on Foundations is the national affinity organization.

The Association of Small Foundations offers the Foundation-in-a-Box kit.

Philanthropy Northwest is the regional association that this foundation is a member of.

National Network of Grantmakers - organization of grantmakers with a social justice focus