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BALLE 2015 Impact Report

Click to DownloadThe problems we face are complex and pervasive – and yet, as we witness a convergence of movements working toward economic, social, and climate justice, we see the tides shifting. Through our efforts connecting, nourishing, and illuminating local economy leaders, we can see acceleration toward the emergence of a new economy – one that is equitable, regenerative, and works for all people.

Reflecting on our progress in 2015, we are excited and proud to present our 2015 Impact Report, sharing the numbers and stories that highlight the incredible work of the Local Economy Leaders we convene.

In 2015:

  • 35,000 businesses and more than a million people were reached by the Local Economy Fellows through their work championing a new economic vision in their places.
  • Local Economy Investors and Community Foundation circle members representing $5 billion in assets pushed the needle on place-based impact investing as they represented their innovative work in both field-influencing platforms and mainstream media channels.
  • Three new BALLE convenings succeeded in bringing together thought leaders, practitioners, and funders from across sectors to further our collective work.

Thank you for being part of this movement. It is through awakening to our interdependence as citizens, leaders, investors, anchor institutions, community entrepreneurs, and more that we will achieve prosperity for all.

Together, we are fostering the emergence of an economy that works for everyone.