We drive impact better together

Partners & Initiatives

NFF brings the latest social-sector thinking plus decades of experience financing, advising, and collaborating with nonprofits, foundations, investors, and governments. Each challenge requires a nuanced response. Each initiative looks a little different.

"… strong and grounded nonprofit intermediaries like NFF are so important to help bridge the funder/grantee divide, lift up shared lessons and imperatives for better social investment, and generally champion the efforts of local and regional nonprofits."

Henry Ramos
Author of Democracy and the Next American Economy and NFF Board Chair

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We help foundations, banks, and governments structure and direct their capital for greatest community benefit

We’ve provided advice and hands-on assistance on everything from program-related investments to loan participations to outcomes-based programs. See how our responsive financing is speeding the development of permanent supportive housing in Los Angeles.

We help grantmakers and grantees enhance their impact

We identify and shape the best mix of capital and financial knowledge to sustainably deliver critical community services. We help everyone speak clearly and openly about what it really takes – and costs – to drive results. NFF’s Advancing Resilience and Community Health (ARCH) project explores burgeoning partnerships between networks of community-based organizations and healthcare. And here’s how we’re partnering for equity in the arts.

We translate breakthrough ideas into actions

Our partnerships explore thoughtful, practical applications of promising ideas like outcomes-oriented programs and financing, covering full costs, and investing in racial equity. Explore the full cost work we're leading with funders and nonprofits.


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