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Impact Investing Kit 1

A decade-long push has urged foundations to devote a bigger slice of their endowments to impact investing. But most big grant makers still aren’t biting.

In fact, a Chronicle survey found that of America’s 15 biggest endowed foundations, whose collective assets amount to $150 billion, just two tenths of 1 percent of their endowments are invested in line with their mission.

In our January cover story, we look at what’s impeding progress in impact investing — and the people who are pushing hard for greater change in foundation endowment priorities.

A version of this article appeared in the Jan. 8, 2019 issue.