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Living Cities Catalyst Fund Living Cities harnesses the collective power of philanthropy and financial institutions to improve the lives of low-income people and the cities where they live.

Investment Fund

OVERVIEW

Description

Founded in 1991, Living Cities harnesses the collective power of twenty two of the world’s largest foundations and financial institutions to build a new type of urban practice. Together, we are working with cross-sector leaders in cities to develop and scale new approaches to dramatically improve the economic well-being of low-income people. Our investments, research, networks and convenings catalyze fresh thinking and combine support for innovative, comprehensive, local approaches with real-time sharing of knowledge to accelerate and deepen adoption in more places.

FUNDING TYPES AND CRITERIA

Provides direct investment

INVESTMENT RANGE:

$250,000 - $5,000,000

FUND SIZE:

$35,000,000

INTERESTED IN THESE SECTORS

Civic Participation; Education; Employment, Livelihood, Income Generation; Financial Serv./Inclusion, Microfinance; Health; Housing, Shelter, Homelessness

social vs. financial return preference

  • 1: Social Return First

Types of entities

  • For Profit
  • Non-Profit
  • Hybrid
  • Other

providing funding for these regions

  • US, Canada

funding types

  • Debt

ASSOCIATIONS

IA 50 2014 Manager

This company was selected as an ImpactAssets 50 2014 Manager.