Breaking Barriers: A Practical Guide to Unlocking Foundation Endowments for Mission and Returns

The report shares the findings from interviews with 30 philanthropic and impact investing leaders who collectively manage more than $300 billion in assets. The report, developed by Builders Initiative—the philanthropic team of Builders Vision—and Social Finance, a national impact investing nonprofit, was written for leaders of foundations, high-net-worth family offices, and their board members.

The report identifies common barriers and misunderstandings as well as opportunities to MRIs. In addition it provides a clear roadmap to equip and empower private foundations to make sure their mission and impact are pursued not only through grants but also the investment portfolios they manage.