Foundations and Family Offices Create a Fund to Support Impact Investing

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Impact investors and philanthropic supporters of impact investing has recently announced a grant-making initiative, called Tipping Point Fund, to strengthen the integrity of investing practices for social and environmental good.

The Tipping Point Fund was founded with $12.5 million in grant funding provided by nine inaugural donors, seven of which incubated the idea with assistance from the U.S. Impact Investing Alliance, an awareness-raising group of investors and impact investing networks.

The Fund's name refers to impact investing "tipping" from the margins to the mainstream.

The Fund will issue grants in two focus areas: public engagement and policy; and data, metrics and measurement.

The Fund's donors include Ian Simmons and Liesel Pritzer Simmons' family office, Blue Haven Initiative, and a corporate member, the Visa Foundation.

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