The Douty Foundation is committed to aligning its assets in order to increase impact beyond its grantmaking activity. To date, we have committed nearly 10% of our assets into Mission Aligned investing.
Private foundations by law are obligated to annually direct only 5% of their assets towards their mission, and sometimes their investment portfolios are at odds with their missions. For example, an environmental organization might be invested in fossil fuel production simply as part of their investment portfolio.
By paying more attention and making small changes, foundations of any size can “put their money where their mission is” and start to shift more resources towards solutions to our most challenging problems.
We thank The UnTours Foundation and The Patricia Kind Family Foundation for leading the way and setting the example in our region.