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Achieving Community Impact with a Sustainable, Scalable National Model

Mark Medema July 13, 2022

Our historical structure of regulated fundraising creates barriers for small organizations. The norm is that small organizations, which are common in low-income communities and communities of color, lack equitable access to financing. The result is that the communities are mired in self-perpetuating cycles of poverty and neglect. Mission-oriented, place-based initiatives have tried admirably to overcome this, but struggle to raise significant capital at low costs to make a sustained, long-term difference. We will discuss an innovative solution, based on a federal EPA program, that leverages a national debt platform to raise local funds at scale.


Fireside Chat (3 speakers maximum)

Meta Themes

  • Reimagine Systems


Purpose and Desired Outcome

To explain a new model for a scalable funding platform and to help the audience members structure a similar model.


  • Allocators (Family Offices, HNW Individuals, Foundations)

  • Asset Managers

  • Government


  • NameAnand Kesavan
  • TitleCEO
  • OrganizationEquitable Facilities Fund
  • StatusConfirmed
  • NameEugene Clark-Herrera
  • TitlePartner
  • OrganizationOrrick
  • StatusInvited
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