LISC and Starbucks to Finance Change in Chicago
LISC

Starbucks Coffee Company has announced a $10 million investment initiative to help drive economic activity in Chicago. LISC-Chicago and Starbucks will work together to finance over 500 loans to support small businesses and create jobs in underserved communities. In addition, the organizations will provide borrowers…

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Mangroves Help Reduce Flood Damage
The Nature Conservancy

The Nature Conservancy, the University of California Santa Cruz, and RMS published a new scientific study on the effectiveness of mangroves in reducing flood risks. Mangroves significantly reduce damages from hurricanes and act as a strong first line of defense for coastal communities, preventing $1.5…

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Feeding America and Disney Help Create Healthier Generations
Feeding America

The Walt Disney Company has contributed $500,000 to Feeding America to increase the amount of healthy meals provided to children and families in need. The funds will be distributed to over 30 food banks throughout the U.S. that source produce and will help improve access…

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Red Cross Provides Aid to Wildfire Evacuees
American Red Cross

The American Red Cross is working to provide disaster-relief services in California as three wildfires continue to spread in the northern and southern regions. Through its partnerships, Red Cross has provided more than 2,400 evacuees access to meals, shelter, relief supplies, health services, and spiritual…

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Facebook Commits $150 Million to Bay’s Future Fund
LISC

Facebook has pledged $150 million towards the Bay’s Future Fund, one of the nation’s largest affordable housing funds managed by LISC that supports the preservation and creation of affordable housing. Through this funding, LISC will have the opportunity to make a larger impact and create…

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American Leadership on the United Nations’ SDGs
UN Foundation

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are an ambitious agenda set by the United Nations. At a national level, the U.S. has not reached its targets, falling slightly behind its peers. However, Americans are stepping in to lead efforts to create cohesive action both locally and…

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What the SDG Summit Means for Progress
UN Foundation

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were the main topic of discussion during the week-long United Nations General Assembly. Throughout the week, governments, businesses, and other civil groups announced new actions they would be taking to ensure they would reach the SDG’s and mapping-out progress in…

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