Essays on People, Place & Purpose

Investing in What Works for America's Communities

Antony Bugg-Levine, Nonprofit
Finance Fund

For-profit investment is both a morally legitimate and economically effective way to address social and environmental challenges.

Antony Bugg-Levine is the CEO of Nonprofit Finance Fund, a national nonprofit and financial intermediary dedicated to mobilizing and deploying resources effectively to build a just and vibrant society. In this role, he oversees more than 265 million in loans, New Markets Tax Credits, grant funds, and a national consulting practice, and works with a range of philanthropic, private sector, and government partners to develop and implement innovative approaches to financing social change. Bugg-Levine writes and speaks regularly on the evolution of the social sector and the emergence of the global impact investing industry. He is the coauthor of Impact Investing: Transforming How We Make Money While Making a Difference (Wiley, 2011).

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Funding for this project was generously provided to the Low Income Investment Fund by the Citi Foundation.