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Mission Investing Institute

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The Kresge Foundation

3215 West Big Beaver Road

Troy, MI 48084

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The upcoming Mission Investing Institute is at full capacity. We are thrilled with the amount of interest and support for the program. Be the first to hear about our future Mission Investing Institutes by signing up for this mailing list!


Mission Investors Exchange is pleased to announce its 14th Mission Investing Institute, from Monday, June 19 through Wednesday, June 21, 2017, at the Troy, Michigan offices of The Kresge Foundation.

This intense educational program is designed for foundations to better engage and strengthen their own practices with curriculum made for both newcomers and seasoned mission investors. Participants in this two-and-a-half-day interactive learning experience will be immersed in the broad spectrum of impact investing with emphasis on the mission focus of foundations. Attendees have multiple occasions to network and learn from fellow foundation professionals in small settings. Sessions are led by Mission Investors Exchange members and foundation professionals with deep impact investing experience.

The updated curriculum, developed especially for foundation staff and trustees, includes brief presentations and deep dive case study examples on issue areas such as the internal administration and organizational dynamics of foundations, employing a diversity, equity & inclusion (DEI) lens, investing in clean energy and water infrastructure, the power of guarantees, and using the foundation’s position as a shareholder to create impact.

The Institute approach utilizes practical tools and resources, small group work, and concrete examples to address topics such as:

  • The risk and return conversation

  • Building and articulating the case for mission investing with community partners, colleagues, trustees, and advisors

  • Priming deal flow and building infrastructure in place

  • Identifying, monitoring & reporting financial and social metrics

  • Working collaboratively

  • Applying the learnings

  • Participants will learn side-by-side with other foundations how to develop and implement mission investing strategies and how to address organizational challenges and opportunities that are ripe for building healthy communities.

This program is intended for foundation trustees and staff as well as other philanthropic asset owners.


MIE Member Early Bird: $1,850 (Rate available until May 22, 2017)
MIE Member Late Registration: $1,950
Nonmember Rate: $2,300


Individuals who need to cancel are encouraged to transfer their registration to another eligible attendee. The substitution deadline is 6/1/2017. Please email all substitution requests to The deadline for cancellation refunds is 6/1/2016. After this date no refunds will be issued. Cancellations are subject to a $150.00 processing fee. All cancellations MUST be submitted in writing and emailed to


A group rate of $149/night is available at the Detroit Marriott Troy (200 W Big Beaver Rd, Troy, MI 48084). To reserve a room, please call Marriott Reservations at 1-800-288-9290 or 248-680-9797 and identify yourself as part of the Mission Investors Exchange - Kresge Room Block group. To make a reservation online, please visit this website.


A preliminary agenda of the program is available on our website.


For questions, please contact Phuong Pham at or 206-267-9959.

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The Kresge Foundation

3215 West Big Beaver Road

Troy, MI 48084

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