Category Archive for: Voices from the Field

Pfizer Foundation Grant Program Evalutated by Innovations in Health Care

Linked Foundation’s Senior Advisor, Anna De La Cruz, co-authored an in depth report on the Pfizer’s Foundation’s Innovation Grant Program (GHIG). The Pfizer program was launched in 2016 “to support the growth of innovations that improve access to quality healthcare for underserved populations by testing new models, penetrating new geographies, and expanding to different populations”.…

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The Confluence of Grant Making & Investing

This year Linked Foundation joined the Confluence Philanthropy community and I was fortunate to attend the 7th Annual Practitioner’s Gathering in New Orleans, LA in March. Confluence Philanthropy ‘advances mission-aligned investing and supports and catalyzes a community of private, public and community foundations, families, individual donors, and their values-aligned investment managers representing more than $71…

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A Firsthand Look into Mexico’s Health Social Enterprise Landscape

While other sectors like microfinance have been on the radar of impact investors and market-minded philanthropists for over a decade, health social enterprises are generally a newer player to the scene. But the last few years have seen huge advances for these market-based health solutions globally, including in Latin America – particularly in Brazil, Colombia…

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FLII 2015: Four takeaways from a week with the top development innovators and investors in Latin America

By Anna De La Cruz, Senior Advisor to the Linked Foundation The 2015 Foro Latinoamericano de Inversion de Impacto (Latin American Impact Investing Forum) held February 22-24 in Merida, Mexico, was much more than a chance to visit a lovely colonial city on the Yucatan peninsula. The annual forum, held by New Ventures Mexico, is…

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