Reinvestment Fund’s PolicyMap announced today that it is one of a selected group of collaborators invited to present at the White House Opportunity Project launch event. The project focuses on facilitating the development of a suite of digital tools that put neighborhood-level information on access to opportunity at the fingertips of families, community organizers, non-profits, local leaders, and the media. The tools are built from a combination of open datasets that are collectively referred to as Open Opportunity Data.
“Since Reinvestment Fund launched PolicyMap eight years ago, we’ve been driven by the singular belief that data has the power to change communities and markets,” shares Maggie McCullough, President of PolicyMap. “We are honored to be part of this effort that allows us to leverage our data-rich platform to model a simple yet sophisticated tool to easily identify places with opportunity.”Read More
Reinvestment Fund and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) announced that the first phase of application to become part of the Invest Health initiative resulted in 182 submissions of Letters of Intent, representing 169 unique cities in 46 states. This first phase of the application process closed on January 29, 2016. Invest Health is a pioneering, multi-sector initiative of Reinvestment Fund and RWJF that seeks to fundamentally change the way cities improve opportunities for their citizens to live healthy lives. Through this initiative, teams of five cross-sector leaders in up to 50 mid-sized cities will be selected to participate in a robust 18-month effort designed to accelerate municipal capacity to take action on multiple determinants of health in low-income communities.Read More
Reinvestment Fund closed the books on 2015 with $224 million in new investments, our biggest year to date. We also celebrated our 30th anniversary, launched Invest Health, a new partnership with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and garnered praise for the work of our real estate development affiliate, TRF Development Partners, which has transformed hundreds of homes in East Baltimore (read more from the Abell andAnnie E. Casey Foundations).Read More
Reinvestment Fund and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) announced today the launch of Invest Health, a pioneering, multi-sector initiative that will align people, strategies and capital to improve health in cities across the country. The initiative aims to transform the way city leaders work together to help all communities thrive, with specific attention to factors that drive health in low-income neighborhoods, including a scarcity of quality jobs, affordable housing and nutritious food, high crime rates and unhealthy environmental conditions.Read More