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.

We help grantmakers and grantees enhance their impact

We identify and shape the best mix of capital and financial knowledge for sustainable delivery of critical community services. We help everyone speak clearly and openly about what it really takes – and costs – to drive results.

We translate breakthrough ideas into actions

Our partnerships explore thoughtful, practical applications of cutting-edge ideas like outcomes-oriented programs and financing including Pay for Success, covering full costs, and change capital.


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Newark Resilience Initiative
Health initiatives and portfolio
Weingart Foundation and California Community Foundation

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