RSF Monthly: New Loan to Bachman Academy

Jay Owen Green Prosperity, SRI/ESG News


RSF Monthly

December 2013

New Loan to Bachman Academy

Educating students with language-based learning differences

Bachman Academy is a boarding and day school serving students in grades 6-12 who have language-based learning differences such as Dyslexia, Nonverbal Learning Disorder, and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder/Attention Deficit Disorder. “This partnership (with RSF) will allow Bachman Academy the financial resources to sustain and improve our unique method of educational delivery,” said Mark Frizzell, Bachman’s ceo and Headmaster. Read more in the RSF Newsroom

Bachman 2  


Small Grain, Big Change

How Lotus Foods is driving sustainability and economic empowerment

Group shot 7In 1993, Caryl Levine and Ken Lee decided they wanted to start a business together. They took a market research trip to china and while visiting rural farmers, they found their calling. Caryl and Ken were introduced to the culture of rice and some of the issues connected to it: an astounding loss of rice biodiversity, the plight of farmers at the base of the pyramid, and unsustainable agriculture practices. Read more on the Reimagine Money Blog

RSF Links Socially-Conscious Borrowers, Investors 

PM e-news 2Highlighting the latest Pricing Meeting in Santa Rosa

It was a strange place for a meeting about interest rates. On a cold night at the Summerfield Waldorf School in Santa Rosa, while a crowd mingled in the school auditorium munching on locally made hors d’ouevres under the warm lights of a Christmas tree, a group of borrowers and investors hashed out specifics on the details of their loans. Read more in The Press Democrat

Seed Fund Grantee Highlight

Calypso Farm & Ecology Center’s Farmer Training Program

Congratulations to 2013 seed fund grantee Calypso Farm and Ecology Center on a successful first Farmer Training Program! Seven participants spent May through September at the non-profit, educational farm in Ester, Alaska. They came from all over the globe to experience a full-farm, immersive training, that included field work, business planning, mapping, mechanics, animal husbandry, and fiber arts. Read more on the Reimagine Money Blog 



Meet the 2013-2014 RSF Social Impact Fellows

The next generation of inspiring leaders in the social finance field 

RSF is pleased to announce the 2013-2014 Social Impact Fellows. This cohort marks RSF’s fourth year of the fellowship program. The Fellowship is an extension of RSF’s mission to build the field of social finance. Working with graduate students across disciplines and geographic areas not only allows RSF to build a network of advocates for the industry, it also spreads the work of social finance into places where the concept of values-aligned investing is still very nascent. Read more in the RSF Newsroom

Upcoming Events in 2014

January 22The Farm as a Living Organism – Pacific Grove, CA
February 4-6Confluence Philanthropy – Santa Fe, NM
February 9-12play BIG – Sausalito, CA
April 13-16SEA Summit – Nashville, TN