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Investing Institutional Capital Directly into Communities

Amber Porter July 6, 2022

Invest in communities! But how? Join us for “musical chairs,” rotating between roundtables exploring three innovative approaches to moving capital from institutions into undercapitalized communities. At Table One, Honeycomb Credit and the DuPont Fund share their case study of how foundation capital matches crowdfunded loans to catalyze small businesses in Florida. At Table Two, CNote facilitates a conversation about the impact of investing corporate cash in CDFIs and MDIs. And at table three, the AmFam Institute answers questions about their first three years as a corporate social impact venture capital fund, investing dollars in startup founders with lived experience.



Meta Themes

  • Power and Capital

  • Accountability

  • Deliver Equity and Inclusion



Purpose and Desired Outcome

By engaging in three different frameworks, inspire the audience to have new ideas of how existing financial systems can be re-imagined to lift up excluded individuals and communities


  • Allocators (Family Offices, HNW Individuals, Foundations)

  • Asset Managers

  • Intermediaries (Financial Advisers, Investment Bankers)

  • Corporate & SME

  • Entrepreneurs


  • NameTopiltzin Gomez
  • TitleChief of Staff
  • OrganizationHoneycomb Credit
  • StatusConfirmed
  • NameChris Crothers
  • TitleDirector of Impact Investing
  • OrganizationJessie Ball DuPont Fund
  • StatusConfirmed
  • NameCatherine Berman
  • TitleCEO/Co-Founder
  • OrganizationCNote
  • StatusConfirmed
  • NameAmber Porter
  • TitleSr VC Associate
  • OrganizationAmFam Institute
  • StatusConfirmed
  • NameChaarvi Badani
  • TitleSr VC Associate
  • OrganizationAmFam Institute
  • StatusConfirmed
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