In addition to grant-making, which is guided by the initiatives, the foundation also works with community partners to offer mission-related investments (MRIs). These are financial investments that further an organization’s mission.
These mission-related investments are designed to provide funding for oral health–related capital needs of community-based dental providers, services, and clinics. The Oral Health Capital Loan Fund is intended to be equitably distributed across the state and urban/rural communities. The Fund closed on multiple loans during its first year in 2021. The Fund is managed in partnership with the Colorado Enterprise Fund (CEF), a locally based Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI). CDFIs are private-sector, financial intermediaries with community development as their primary mission.
MRIs can be another powerful tool to further our mission to advance oral health equity.
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Manager of Grantmaking and Programs