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News May 6, 2022

Reinvestment News Spring 2022

 
 
News March 23, 2022

Biden-Harris Administration Releases Action Plan to Address Racial and Ethnic Bias in Home Valuations

 
 
News March 15, 2022

Reinvestment Fund Selected to ImpactAssets 50 2022

 
 
News March 12, 2022

Reinvestment Fund’s Invest Health Awards $173,000 in Collaboration Grants to Promote Learning and Network Sustaining Activities Across Cities

These awards support opportunities for cities participating in Invest Health to deepen network connections and advance work in aligned areas at the intersection of community development and health.

 
 
News February 23, 2022

Reinvestment Fund’s HBCU Brilliance Fund Welcomes Inaugural Investment

 
 
News February 2, 2022

Five Nonprofits Receive Reinvestment Fund’s Community Champion Awards

Reinvestment Fund announced five nonprofits as winners of its 2021 Community Champion Award: Georgia Justice Project , Southern Center for Human Rights, Youth Sentencing and Re-entry Project, Gangstas to Growers, and The Liberation Foundation.

 
 
News January 28, 2022

Reinvestment Fund Promotes Two Executive Leaders

Reinvestment Fund announced five nonprofits as winners of its 2021 Community Champion Award: Georgia Justice Project , Southern Center for Human Rights, Youth Sentencing and Re-entry Project, Gangstas to Growers, and The Liberation Foundation.

 
 
News January 25, 2022

Ivy Dench-Carter and Raquel Favela Join Reinvestment Fund’s Board of Directors

Reinvestment Fund is pleased to welcome Ivy Dench-Carter and Raquel Favela to its Board of Directors. Ms. Dench-Carter is Senior Vice President of Development of Pennrose, a nationally acclaimed developer and manager of high-quality affordable, conventional, mixed-income, mixed-use and master planned communities. Ms. Favela is Senior Executive Vice President at the nation’s oldest non-profit technical advisory services firm, National Development Council (NDC).

 
 
News December 10, 2021

Happy Holidays: Celebrating Our Community

 
 
News November 2, 2021

Reinvestment Fund Awards $1.5 Million in Grants to Early Education Providers

Assistance comes as 1 in 4 Early Learning Sites in Philadelphia Report Risk of Closure/Consolidation this Fall.

 
 
News September 28, 2021

Healthy Food Financing Initiative Announces $4 Million Available in Funding

Reinvestment Fund is inviting applications for grant awards and technical assistance through the 2021 round of the America’s Healthy Food Financing Initiative (HFFI) Targeted Small Grants Program.

 
 
News September 1, 2021

Reinvestment Fund Awarded $60 Million in NMTC Allocations

Reinvestment Fund received a $60 million New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) allocation award today as part of the 2020 round of awards announced by the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s CDFI Fund.

 
 
News August 13, 2021

New Program to Help Early Learning Providers Gain Financial Success

Reinvestment Fund celebrates the graduation of the first cohort of 15 financial professionals from its Train the Trainer (TTT) program dedicated to the early childhood education (ECE) community.

 
 
News August 3, 2021

Support the proposed Community Revitalization Fund (CRF)

We urge you to add your organization to a sign on letter in support of the Biden-Harris Administration’s proposed Community Revitalization Fund (CRF).

 
 
News August 3, 2021

Philadelphia Food Justice Initiative Opens 2021 Funding Round

$380,000 in grants available to advance community-driven solutions to historic food injustice.

 
 
News August 2, 2021

Reinvestment News Summer 2021

A new collaborative aims to level the playing field in education, health and workforce readiness for young people in East Tampa, Florida.

 
 
News June 10, 2021

Reinvestment Fund Applauds USDA’s Actions to Strengthen Food System

Reinvestment Fund applauds news this week from the U.S. Department of Agriculture that it will invest more than $4 billion to strengthen critical supply chains in the food system. Part of the Biden Administration’s Build Back Better initiative, the new effort will strengthen the food system, create new market opportunities, tackle the climate crisis, help communities that have been left behind, and support good-paying jobs throughout the supply chain.

 
 
News May 25, 2021

Reinvestment Fund welcomes Kareem Thomas as new Managing Director of Credit

Reinvestment Fund announced Kareem Thomas as its new Managing Director of Credit.

 
 
News May 17, 2021

New Report from Penn Law & Reinvestment Fund Advocates for Using Fair Housing Law to Promote Racial and Economic Integration

Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School and the Reinvestment Fund announced today the release of a pathbreaking research brief that proposes the use of fair housing law to work toward the end of segregation.

 
 
News May 11, 2021

Reinvestment News Spring 2021

Regardless of race, class or income, communities everywhere want to make things better for generations to come. The use of safe, clean, locally-made energy from the sun is a way to ensure the well-being of future generations while also helping homeowners invest in their homes.

 
 
News April 29, 2021

Wells Fargo Announces $8.35 Million in New Relief Aid to Help Pennsylvania Small Businesses Impacted by Covid-19 and Civil Unrest

 
 
News April 20, 2021

Justice for George Floyd

We at Reinvestment Fund hope that this moment of accountability will blossom to create a just future where all of us can truly thrive. A future where everyone is safe and protected, regardless of skin color or identity.

 
 
News April 15, 2021

Reinvestment Fund welcomes Steve Chung as new Senior Director for Clean Energy and Sustainability

 
 
News March 25, 2021

Reinvestment Fund stands with the Asian American and Pacific Islander community against racism, hate and violence

 
 
News March 10, 2021

Reinvestment Fund Selected to ImpactAssets 50 2021

Reinvestment Fund has been selected by ImpactAssets to the ImpactAssets 50 2021 (IA 50), a free online database for impact investors, family offices, financial advisors and institutional investors that features a diversified listing of private capital fund managers delivering social and environmental impact as well as financial returns.

 
 
News February 10, 2021

Reinvestment News Winter 2021: Expanding educational opportunities and more

Reinvestment Fund has been selected by ImpactAssets to the ImpactAssets 50 2021 (IA 50), a free online database for impact investors, family offices, financial advisors and institutional investors that features a diversified listing of private capital fund managers delivering social and environmental impact as well as financial returns.

 
 
News February 9, 2021

Strategies to Drive Community Development Capital to Small and Midsized Cities

 
 
News January 14, 2021

Two Nonprofits Receive Reinvestment Fund’s Community Champion Award

Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School and the Reinvestment Fund announced today the release of a pathbreaking research brief that proposes the use of fair housing law to work toward the end of segregation.

 
 
News January 13, 2021

Reinvestment Fund Earns Spot on Top 150 Impact Companies List of 2021

Reinvestment Fund is among the 150 newly selected winners of Real Leaders 2021 “Top Impact Companies” from around the world. The Impact Awards is a global ranking of companies whose products or services address social or environmental challenges.

 
 
News January 8, 2021

The People’s House

Our nation witnessed terror as a mob stormed the U.S. Capitol to disrupt the validation of the 2020 presidential election on January 6th. Our beautiful Capitol building and the democratic process did not instill awe or respect as it should. Instead we saw the crowd bring vandalism, Confederate flags, weapons and violence. The act was shameful and unpatriotic.

 
 
News December 15, 2020

Reinvestment Fund Launches Building Healthier, More Equitable Communities Initiative in New Jersey

 
 
News December 15, 2020

Reinvestment Fund Receives Catalytic Gift from Mackenzie Scott

Reinvestment Fund announced that it has received a major gift from philanthropist Mackenzie Scott. Reinvestment Fund is among 384 organizations who received a total of $4.2 billion today as part of Ms. Scott’s giving to organizations working to alleviate suffering for those hardest hit by the pandemic.

 
 
News December 9, 2020

Reinvestment Fund Awards $3 Million to Improve Healthy Food Access in Underserved Communities

Reinvestment Fund today announced $3 million in financial assistance awards to 20 projects through the 2020 round of America’s Healthy Food Financing Initiative’s (HFFI) Targeted Small Grants Program.

 
 
News September 24, 2020

Reinvestment News Fall 2020: Justice, Kauffman Knowledge Challenge and more

 
 
News September 21, 2020

Reinvestment Fund Announces Inaugural Nowak Fellow

 
 
News September 21, 2020

Honoring Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg

We at Reinvestment Fund mourn the death of the indomitable Justice of the Supreme Court, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who made it her life’s work to dismantle and eradicate the practice of systematic discrimination against women, Black and brown people, and LGBTQ people.

 
 
News September 21, 2020

Reinvestment Fund Announces Inaugural Nowak Fellow

“Jeremy had a deep appreciation for combining the richness and rigor of academia with an orientation of tangible accomplishment,” shared Don Hinkle-Brown, President and CEO of Reinvestment Fund. “With this fellowship in his memory, we are delighted to be able to give a student the opportunity to gain some real-life experience in their chosen field as part of their professional growth.”

 
 
News September 18, 2020

Reinvestment Fund Provides Expert Witness Affidavit in Philadelphia Case on Evictions

 
 
News September 10, 2020

Learning to Change: Reflections of the CDFI Racial Equity Collaborative on Education

 
 
News July 29, 2020

Fund for Emergency Meal Providers Announces Over $700,000 in Awards To Help Children & Families Struggling in the Pandemic

Reinvestment Fund today announced $700,425 in emergency meal grant awards under the New Jersey Child Nutrition Fund (NJCNF) program to 41 organizations that are helping to make sure children and families get healthy food to eat at a time when the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted normal channels.

 
 
News July 23, 2020

Reinvestment News Summer 2020: New NMTC Award, Supporting HBCUs, and More

 
 
News July 9, 2020

New Survey Seeks Input from Families on Reopening Childcare

Reinvestment Fund, the City of Philadelphia’s Office of Children and Families, Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC), and United Way are conducting a city-wide survey to understand childcare needs as people head back to work and school. Parents and guardians can participate on the online survey anonymously to share their needs and concerns around care for children ages 0 to 5 in their household.

 
 
News June 3, 2020

Committed to Action: Our Response to Racial Injustice

Everything now, we must assume, is in our hands; we have no right to assume otherwise.

 
 
News May 20, 2020

Healthy Food Financing Initiative Announces $3 Million Available in Funding

Reinvestment Fund is inviting applications for financial and technical assistance through the 2020 round of the Healthy Food Financing Initiative (HFFI) Targeted Small Grants Program.

 
 
News May 19, 2020

HFFI Funding Round Opens and more

Reinvestment Fund is inviting applications for the 2020 round of the Healthy Food Financing Initiative (HFFI) Targeted Small Grants program. The 2020 HFFI round significantly increases the available funding compared to the previous round, making $3 million in grant funds available for food retail and food enterprises working to improve access to healthy food in underserved areas, to create and preserve quality jobs, and to revitalize low-income communities.

 
 
News May 7, 2020

Supporting Child Care, Small Businesses and more

Reinvestment Fund has begun awarding grants to childcare providers, early intervention and home visiting service organizations under the Philadelphia Emergency Fund for Stabilization of Early Education (PEFSEE) program. PEFSEE is a collaboration of the William Penn Foundation, Vanguard’s Strong Start for Kids Program™ and Reinvestment Fund to support Philadelphia childcare providers who are struggling to sustain their businesses and early learning support for families through closures caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

 
 
News April 27, 2020

Emergency Fund for Childcare Providers Announces $1.2 Million in Awards in First Round

Reinvestment Fund announced $1.2 million in grant awards to 89 childcare providers, early intervention and home visiting service organizations under the Philadelphia Emergency Fund for Stabilization of Early Education (PEFSEE) program. PEFSEE is a collaboration of the William Penn Foundation, Vanguard’s Strong Start for Kids Program™ and Reinvestment Fund to support Philadelphia childcare providers who are struggling to sustain their businesses and early learning support for families through closures caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

 
 
News April 22, 2020

New Analysis Highlights Need for Food Investment in Rural America

Reinvestment Fund today released a new analysis that identifies Rural Food Access Investment Areas (Investment Areas). These Investment Areas are places in rural America that do not have easy access to healthy food retail but have the market demand to support investments in new and existing place-based solutions. Reinvestment Fund has identified 1,472 Investment Areas that are home to 11.7 million people in the rural U.S.