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The Oikos Institute for Social Impact Launches First Ecosystem in Atlanta

At the end of 2020, Crossing Capital Group, Inc. (CCG) established the The Oikos Institute for Social Impact (Oikos) to create mutually supportive ecosystems with seminaries and universities, foundations, government agencies and denominational judicatories for social impact. At their best, these ecosystems will be community-centered and will disrupt the cycle of exploitation of properties owned […]

Georgia Tech MBAs Compete in Turner MIINT Impact Investing Case Competition

By: Rob Joy   The Turner MBA Impact Investing Network and Training (MIINT) is a hands on experiential lab designed to give students real world experience in impact investing. This is Georgia Tech’s first year participating in the nationwide competition, sponsored by the Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania.  My team, consisting of myself, Sarah […]

Evo Haven Founders Building Container Community Amid Housing Crisis

Founders: Majesty & Elize Gayle Venture Name: Evo Haven Impact Focus Area(s): Sustainable Housing; Opportunity Zone Fund Business Stage: Startup Year Venture Established: 2020 Business Type: LLC   Evo Group Holdings (EGH) aims to end the global housing crisis and increase the supply of entry-level homes by mass-producing environmentally friendly real estate. In their first […]

Community Foundation’s GoATL Impact Investing Fund Announces New Commitments

Three activities result in $1 million deployed for COVID-19 recovery and more than $2 million raised for future deployment    ATLANTA – The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta’s GoATL Fund provides flexible, cost-effective impact capital to support our region’s nonprofits and social enterprises. This month, it announces three positive moves forward for the community: two […]

Drawdown Georgia Launches to Accelerate Climate Solutions

Nonpartisan effort to scale solutions by bringing Georgians together to crowdsolve for climate progress   The end of 2020 marked the launch of a long-term, multi-stakeholder climate initiative in Georgia – one designed to bring business and industry, municipal leadership, NGOs and others together to accelerate climate solutions in Georgia. Inspired by the global framework […]

Entrepreneur Profile: Jasmine Burton, Wish for WASH

Profile Summary: Entrepreneur Name: Jasmine Burton Venture Name: Wish for WASH Impact Focus Area(s): Water, Sanitation and Hygiene; Global Health; Health Equity; Health Education Business Stage (Ideation, Startup, Early, Later, Mature): Startup Year Venture Established: 2014 Business Type: Our growing mission is to bring more diverse minds, talent, and innovation to the problems of global […]

Farm-to-Home Explorer Kits for Daymaker Kids

By: Ben Haynes, Daymaker Giving   “Food education should be a cornerstone of every child’s education.” – Erin Croom, founder of Small Bites Adventure Club in Atlanta, Georgia Daymaker believes that everyone should have access to healthy, wholesome meals, and that humans are happier when they have a connection to their food and its source. […]

A Mission Investing Partnership: A Nonprofit Leveraged 1 Foundation’s $100k Loan Into Over $2.3 Million In Only 3 Months

By: Thelma Johnson, CEO of Albany Community Together! (ACT) & Christine Reeves Strigaro, Executive Director of The Sapelo Foundation    Albany Community Together! (ACT!) is a Community Financial Development Institution (CDFI) that is based in Albany, Georgia. It provides capital, coaching, and connections to support small businesses in southwest Georgia. Its combination of loans and […]