Announcing RSF’s 2013 Annual Report

August 27, 2014

Photo credit: Paige Green Photography

We are excited to announce the publication of our 2013 Annual Report. This year we wanted to share a deeper picture of what our community looks like by taking a closer look at the investors, donors, and social entrepreneurs that make RSF’s work possible. Hear clients reflect on how they are transforming the way they work with money; catch up on highlights from our …

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RSF Local Initiatives Fund

November 21, 2014

This article was originally published in the Fall 2014 RSF Quarterly.

by Catherine Covington

Earlier this year, I was encouraged to take on the challenge of conducting RSF’s first-ever feasibility study. The study took place in the spring and focused on laying the groundwork necessary to expand and deepen the potential of the RSF Local Initiatives Fund (LIF). More than 10 staff members pitched in to help plan for …

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RSF Makes a Loan to Liberty Source

November 20, 2014

RSF is pleased to announce a new loan to Liberty Source, a public benefit corporation and subsidiary of Digital Divide Data (DDD) that employs members of the military spouse community to provide U.S.-based business process outsourcing (BPO) solutions. Although the business was founded this summer, it already employs over 90 people at Fort Monroe in Virginia. RSF has provided working capital to support DDD in the implementation of this new …

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Refugee and Immigrant Fund: Growing New Roots in a Safer Land

November 14, 2014

by Ellie Lanphier

On two of the world’s largest rooftops the Refugee and Immigrant Fund, in collaboration with Brooklyn Grange, runs the Urban Farm Recovery Project. Their Urban Agriculture Training program for refugees, asylum seekers, and immigrants to New York City teaches job readiness skills for the US job market through individualized weekly workshops on the farm and at the Brooklyn Navy Yard Employment Center. In May, RSF …

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