Entries by deborah

Nonprofit Futuro Media Group Receives BII Loan

Futuro Media Group creates multimedia content for and about underrepresented narratives in an increasingly diverse world. Founder Maria Hinojosa is an award-winning news anchor and reporter who has covered America’s untold stories for over two decades. In 2019, BII provided a bridge loan to cover costs until a MacAurthur Foundation grant was paid. In 2020, […]

BII Seeks Fund Accounting Associate

JOB DESCRIPTION Fund Accounting Associate Location: Boston, MA Industry: Non-profit / Financial Services Employment Type: Full-time   To Apply:  Please send a resume and cover letter to jobs@bostonimpact.com by March 15th. Please include FUND ACCOUNTING ASSOCIATE in the title of your email.    Overview The Boston Impact Initiative Fund (BII) has a unique role in […]

Quality Interactions receives second BII Investment

Quality Interactions is an e-learning platform that provides cultural competency training for healthcare professionals. The platform helps healthcare providers reduce unconscious bias and as a result improve health outcomes for patients of all cultural backgrounds, including people of color, immigrant, bilingual and LGBTQ patients, and those who are uninsured. The company’s clients include Mass General […]

BII Co-Founder Pens Article on the Power of Philanthropy

Deboarh Frieze, BII Board President and Co-Founder, co-authored an article with Tyler Nickerson of Amalgamated Bank in The Chronicle of Philanthropy. Financial Leaders at America’s Foundations Have the Power to Reshape Philanthropy “[I]t’s imperative that foundations unite their assets to advance goals for social change. More and more, chief financial officers and investment officials are […]

BII Seeks Marketing and Impact Investing Interns

Boston Impact Initiative is looking for two interns for 2020 Spring and Summer. These are unpaid internships, but we can provide support needed to get school credit. See the descriptions below and email jobs@bostonimpact.com with a resume and brief cover letter if you’re interested! Deadline for applications for Spring is Feb 21. Marketing Internship BII […]

EVKids

EVKids is a Boston-based nonprofit that matches area college students with school children to provide them with academic tutoring and mentorship. The organization’s summer camp also provides an opportunity for inner-city children to experience the outdoors. The nonprofit has experienced great success, with 100% of its students in the tutoring program graduating from high school […]

BII Fund-Building Cohort Featured in Next City

The BII Fund-Building Cohort was featured in Next City: Sharing a Legal Template for Investing in Racial Justice by Oscar Perry Abello “When Deborah Frieze goes out in search of new investors for the Boston Impact Initiative Fund, her pitch starts out with some pretty lofty goals, but then it goes a few degrees beyond […]

BII Launches National Fund-Building Cohort

Seven years ago, we started the Boston Impact Initiative with a hypothesis and a dream. The hypothesis was that it was possible to create an integrated capital fund deploying equity, debt and grants to close the racial wealth divide in our extremely unequal community of Greater Boston. The dream was that if we were to […]

Nonprofit EVKids receives BII investment

EVKids is a Boston-based nonprofit that matches area college students with school children to provide them with academic tutoring and mentorship. The organization’s summer camp also provides an opportunity for inner-city children to experience the outdoors. The nonprofit has experienced great success, with 100% of its students in the tutoring program graduating from high school, […]