Review of 2015 Grantmaking

Review of 2015 Grantmaking

Mission
Investing

While grantmaking is the primary tool for advancing our mission, the challenges we tackle with our partners benefit from flexible funding to grow and scale good ideas. Mission investments—which may be loans, equity investments, or guarantees—can bring new resources, new thinking, scale, and sustainability to organizations driving social and environmental change.

Investment Highlight: Targeting Climate Change

Using Mission Investments to Catalyze SolutionsIn 2015, the Foundation's Board of Trustees approved $20 million in program-related investments to promote climate mitigation and energy access. These loans will deploy solar home systems in Tanzania; finance the installation of solar home units in India; support an early stage financing intermediary that will provide debt capital to off-grid and grid-deficit solar companies worldwide; and create a carbon investment fund to attract impact investment capital to finance climate friendly sustainable forestry, grassland conservation, and biodigester projects throughout the United States.

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Salinas Youth Initiative
A Historical Perspective
Investments Label Dollars
17 2015 $55M
19 2014 $52M
13 2013 $24M
17 2012 $64M
9 2011 $20M

As an impact-first investor, the highest return we seek is deep social and environmental impact to advance our grantmaking strategies.

INVESTMENTS BY PROGRAM AREA

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Children, Families, & Communities
5%
$6.5M
Conservation & Science
62%
$89M
Local Grantmaking Program
6%
$8.4M
Organizational Effectiveness
4%
$5.1M
Population & Reproductive Health
4%
$5.8M
Special Opportunities
20%
$28.7M

Numbers represent percentages of the overall Mission Investing portfolio as of December 31, 2015, totaling approximately $143.5 million.

The right type of investment can quickly change the course of an organization and its ability to achieve its mission.

INVESTMENTS BY TYPE

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Facilities
28%
Investment Funds
19%
Land Acquisition & Conservation
33%
Relending
3%
Ventures
17%

Numbers represent percentages of the overall Mission Investing portfolio as of December 31, 2015, totaling approximately $143.5 million.