Joe Evans is portfolio manager for The Kresge Foundation’s Social Investment Practice, and is responsible for managing loans, guarantees, deposits and equity investments that support Kresge’s mission. He also works to originate, structure and close new investments in accordance with prudent social investment practices, relevant regulations and foundation priorities. He joined the foundation in 2014.
Prior to joining Kresge, Joe worked for more than 10 years as a generalist with a nationally recognized consulting firm practicing in the areas of organizational development, nonprofit business planning, social investing and multi-funder initiatives.
“Through that work, I was fortunate to have a bird’s eye view of a number of key developments in community finance that galvanized an industry and were initiated, supported or scaled through the work of private foundations. I’m thrilled to be able to apply that experience in service to Kresge’s ambitious goals, thoughtful strategies and commitment to leveraging market mechanisms to expand opportunities in America’s cities.”
Joe also served as an executive at a community action agency, and most recently was the director of lending for a specialty community development financial institution focused on expanding housing and educational choices for persons living with disabilities and their families.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven, Conn.
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