On Wednesday September 9, 2020, Bay Area AFN held a virtual convening on Integrated Capital Approaches to Racial Equity.

In recent years funders have been increasingly coordinating the use of different forms of financial capital and non-financial resources to support enterprises and initiatives working to solve complex social and/or environmental problems, called integrated capital. Examples of integrated capital approach can be loans, loan guarantees, equity, grants and advisory support, to name a few. Using an integrated capital approach not only brings coordinated resources to bear on potentially catalytic solutions but also helps to leverage the diversity of resource which the philanthropic sector has available but does not always utilize in a coordinated fashion.

We learned:

  • What we mean by integrated capital
  • How it can be a part of a long-term approach to systems change
  • How they developed their strategies internally
  • Has this approach been successful?
  • What role funders can play in this catalytic form of support


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