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Reinvestment Fund Announces New Initiatives Honoring Jeremy Nowak
Posted September 25, 2019

Reinvestment Fund announced three initiatives in memory of its founding Executive Director, Jeremy Nowak. Jeremy led Reinvestment Fund for 26 years, establishing a powerful vision for strong, equitable communities. The initiatives honor key aspects of Jeremy’s life work.

“We at Reinvestment Fund were fortunate to have witnessed and learned from Jeremy’s genius for so many years,” Don Hinkle-Brown, President and CEO of Reinvestment Fund. “In designing these initiatives, we want to memorialize his legacy and encourage work that advances his life’s pursuits.”

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New Food Justice Initiative Launched in Philadelphia
Posted September 24, 2019

The Philadelphia Department of Public Health has announced the launch of the Philadelphia Food Justice Initiative, an exciting new program in partnership with the Reinvestment Fund to support community-driven projects to advance food justice. As part of the launch, the initiative announced the selection of six projects for a total of $180,000 in funding support.

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Reinvestment News Fall 2019
Posted September 7, 2019
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Reinvestment Fund Awards $1.8 Million to Improve Healthy Food Access in Underserved Communities
Posted August 27, 2019

Reinvestment Fund today announced $1.8 million in financial and technical assistance awards to 23 projects through the Healthy Food Financing Initiative (HFFI) inaugural grants program. Funding for the HFFI grants program is provided by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill. Ten projects received a total of $1.4 million in financial assistance and another 13 projects received a total of $400,000 in technical assistance awards.

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Jeff Hebert joins Reinvestment Fund’s Policy Advisory Board
Posted June 24, 2019

Reinvestment Fund announced the appointment of Jeff Hebert, Partner at HR&A Advisors to its Policy Advisory Board.

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Reinvestment News Spring 2019
Posted May 3, 2019

Revitalizing a Community, Helping Kids Eat Better and More
A Transformation in East Baltimore
A. Hoen & Co. was once among the most important lithographers in the US—its iconic prints included early National Geographic maps. At its peak, its complex in East Baltimore employed over 250 people. When the business closed in 1981, it left a dominating vacancy in a neighborhood that has also struggled with vacant homes and unemployment. This year, with financing from Reinvestment Fund, the complex is finally being redeveloped, breathing new life and hope into the neighborhood.

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Reinvestment Fund Names Yonina Gray as Director of External Relations
Posted May 1, 2019

Reinvestment Fund announced Yonina Gray as its new Director of External Relations, responsible for driving national business development objectives to establish new market presence and relationships that pave the way for organizational growth.

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Reinvestment Fund Providing New Resources to Improve Child Nutrition in New Jersey
Posted April 1, 2019

Reinvestment Fund is offering a new capital and planning resource that aims to increase access to healthy, nutritious meals for children from vulnerable populations. The New Jersey Child Nutrition Fund (NJCNF) offers capital and technical assistance to providers who participate or wish to participate in federal meal programs, Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) and the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). NJCNF is funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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Reinvestment News Winter 2019
Posted February 12, 2019

Reinvestment Fund is a national mission-driven financial institution that creates opportunity for underserved people and places through partnerships. In 2018, we marshaled the capital, analytics, and expertise necessary to build strong, healthy, and more equitable communities. Among the highlights: We invested $217.9 million, including $43 million in our hometown of Philadelphia and $33 million in the City of Baltimore.

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