Program Related Investment: the Promise and Pitfalls

Thursday, May 21, 2015 -
3:00pm to 5:00pm EDT
Philanthropy New York, 79 Fifth Avenue, 4th Floor, NYC
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Part of Our "Beyond the Program Grant" Series.

Despite all the talk about “program related” or “impact” investments most foundations stick to making plain old grants and given the choice most nonprofits would prefer grants as well. But things appear to be changing with more foundations and nonprofits thinking harder about where PRIs make sense and how best to source, evaluate and structure them. In this session, we will take a deeper dive into the opportunity and challenge of PRIs from the differing perspectives of a foundation trustee, foundation staff, an intermediary and an underlying recipient.

  • Rationale for (and against) PRI and foundation perspectives on the issue
  • Different ways to “scratch” the PRI itch
  • Opportunities and challenges in sourcing, evaluation and portfolio management
  • When a nonprofit might be “ready” to accept a PRI and what they should look for when they do.



2:45 PM - 3:00 PM Check-in

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Program

Registration is required by May 20th.

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