LOCUS Impact Investing
LOCUS is a trusted partner that can help place-focused foundations navigate the complexity of mission-aligned local investing. With LOCUS Solutions, LOCUS Capital and the LOCUS Foundation, we provide completely customizable products and comprehensive services built for a new era of community and economic development and impact investment. Our team has a proven track record of working with over 30 CDFIs and empowering over 40 foundations to expand their assets and engage in community economic development, unlocking capital for community change.
Foundation leaders who care about place are looking for an "on-ramp" to local investing for impact. Increasingly, place-focused foundations are looking to complement traditional grantmaking with direct community investments, and they seek to do so smartly and in a way that manages risk. LOCUS can help by: -Providing research and philanthropic analytic tools including Transfer of Wealth -Assessing the landscape for deals -Conducting due diligence -Servicing and monitoring these community investments. -The LOCUS team understands the complexity of community foundations and can help them be responsive to donors, board members and the broader community. LOCUS gives foundations greater peace of mind and a supportive partner as they embark on local investing for impact. With this support, place-focused foundations will be better equipped to make community investments (PRIs & MRIs) and to partner with Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs). Working together with these partners, direct mission-aligned investing can be transformational for communities.