Putting Textbooks in the Hands of Kenyan Schoolchildren

–>Who:  Tonee Ndungu, founder of… –> What: …Kytabu, is aimed to revolutionize the way education is delivered in Kenya through a textbook subscription application for a low-cost tablet. –> How: Listen to…

Problems Aren’t Siloed, so Why Are Solutions?

–>Who:  Peggy Clark, Vice President of Policy Programs at… –> What: …the Aspen Institute talks about working across silos and moving past basic ROI to drive more integrated, holistic impact. –> How:…

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Driving Impact in Opportunity Zones at the Kresge Foundation on Episode 27 of SOCAP’s Money + Meaning Podcast

The new Opportunity Zone legislation is expected to drive billions of dollars of investment into low income communities around the country. Yet, with limited oversight, this capital has as much potential to harm communities as is does to benefit them. In an effort to set a precedent for transparency in this new space, the Kresge Foundation has recently committed $22 million to two Opportunity Funds in exchange for higher levels of reporting and accountability. In this episode, Rip Rapson, President and CEO of the Kresge Foundation, and Kresge Social Investment Officer Aaron Seybert discuss the innovative way the foundation is working to shape OZ investment.