Beyond Grantmaking

Mission-related & Program-related Investments

WRF is a part of a growing movement in philanthropy to use investments as more than just a funding source for grantmaking. The investment process itself can be a strategic tool for supporting the foundation’s mission. This is known as mission-related investing. WRF and other foundations across the country are working together to identify mission-related strategies and investment tools through groups like Mission Investors ExchangeClick here for a summary of WRF’s actions over the years in support of mission-related investing. We see mission-related and program-related investing as an important opportunity to make a few below-market investments in economic development in Arkansas. 

Investments Summary