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The Center for Applied Philanthropy
Helping to Catalyze a New Paradigm in Philanthropy
The Center for Applied Philanthropy (CAP) is focused on increasing the understanding, use and adoption of Mission Investments - structured as loans and other Program Related Investments (PRIs) among philanthropic organizations and individuals. CAP specifically focuses on the catalytic power of these investments to address critical capital needs in the short term and strengthen nonprofit recipients in the longer term.
CAP works to help foundations, family offices, individuals, advisers, and nonprofit organizations understand, structure and implement investments that further leverage their philanthropic capital. CAP's purpose is to:
Help philanthropic organizations to understand and overcome barriers to utilizing Program Related Investments (PRIs) and help catalyze the increased adoption of PRIs more broadly ? expanding the pool of non-traditional capital working to meet the growing, underfunded programmatic needs in the nonprofit sector
Provide foundations, families, and individuals a 'real-time labratory' to partner in Program Related Investments (PRIs) with the level of risk appropriate to their mission that target critical working capital needs through CAP's Fund for Sustainability (TFS)
Leverage the experience and expertise of CAP and its partners to help build the knowledge and capacity within foundations families, individuals, and nonprofit organizations to structure and implement Program Related Investments (PRIs)