Impact Investments

What are Impact Investments?

Impact investments are investments made with the intention to generate positive, measurable social and/or environmental impact alongside a financial return. Impact investments can be made across all asset classes and social impact areas. Three characteristics define every impact investment:

Impact Investments  Click on the chart above for a larger version.

Using your Donor Advised Fund to make an Impact Investment
The Jewish Community Foundation provides several opportunities to learn about impact investing and to make these investments through your donor advised fund.

Community Trip to Israel
– Coming Soon –
Start Up Nation Meets Social Innovation: If you would like to learn more about impact investing and social enterprise in Israel, join us for a special trip, April 20-26, 2020.

We’re working on several other impact investing opportunities in San Diego and Israel.

If you would like to learn more about how to use your Donor Advised Fund for impact investing, including making an angel investment in an impact company, contact Beth Sirull, President and Chief Executive Officer, or Jeremy Pearl, Chief Financial Officer.

Additional Resources

The Global Impact Investing Network provides a wealth of information across asset classes, cause areas, investor types and geographies.

The JLens Investor Network is the only organization that explores investing aligned with Jewish values and serves as the bridge between the Jewish community and the values-based impact investment movement.

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