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Expanding opportunities in America’s cities

Calvert Foundation

Bethesda, Maryland



The foundation raises capital from investors and connects it with organizations to alleviate poverty, promote equality and create economic opportunity. This three-month grant helped evaluate the feasibility of launching Calvert's "Ours to Own" (O2O) platform in Detroit, a fund of pooled small investments from within a community to be used as loans and create more affordable housing, reinforce local food systems and other city needs.