Lawson Foundation – Impact Investing: Program-Related Investments


Unlike grants, Impact investments are investments made in companies, organizations and funds with the intention to generate measurable social and environmental impact alongside a financial return. These types of investments can be either Mission-Related Investments (MRIs) or Program-Related Investments (PRIs).
Program-Related Investments (PRI) are investments made in charities as well as for-profits and not-for-profits for the primary purpose of furthering the Foundation’s charitable purposes. Unlike grants, PRIs also aim to generate financial returns, with a tolerance for below-market returns.

Comments on Funding:

No funding provided.


Applicants must be:

  • charities;
  • for-profit enterprises;
  • not-for-profit enterprises.

Applications Steps:

Other Things to Note:

They have closed their Ideas Portal and will not be accepting any unsolicited requests for funding for the rest of this calendar year. They hope to be able to reopen the Ideas Portal in early 2022. No further updates yet..

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