PRI—Program-Related Investment



We use our strategic investment strategies, innovative approaches and invaluable business connections to link our clients to capital success.

Our approach

As private foundations seek to leverage their charitable assets more efficiently, Program-Related Investments (PRIs) are an increasingly attractive tool. PRIs present an innovative means to address pressing social problems.

We help clients to navigate this powerful tool, which can turn more than $100 billion of available charitable capital into investment capital, by using our strategic investment strategies, innovative approaches and invaluable business connections to link our clients to capital success.

We use our diverse connections and leadership within housing, economic development, health care and life sciences to link funders with entities seeking PRI capital while assuring all rules and requirements are respected.

We work to simplify the PRI process to allow nonprofit organizations to make sense of it all.

Who we work with

  • Private foundations
  • Community foundations
  • Philanthropic investors
  • Institutions

IRS issues long-awaited guidance on donor-advised funds

Nonprofit & Government Times | June 30, 2018

Washington DC corporate partner Michael Cooney wrote this contributed article on donor-advised funds, a type of low-paperwork charitable trust, and how their use will change in light of new guidance and proposed regulations.

RecoveryPark Could Create 170 Jobs for Detroiters—It Could also Close

Crain’s Detroit Business | March 25, 2018

Nixon Peabody’s Washington DC office is mentioned in this article as one of the firms contracted to secure funds for the continuing operation of RecoveryPark, a Detroit business that provides local produce through urban farming and creates job opportunities for people with barriers to employment.

Philanthropic Capital In Search Of Clarity

Law360 | June 10, 2016

Partner and leader of our nonprofit organizations and higher education teams Mike Cooney authored this column about how program-related investments have an overweighted emphasis on international philanthropy.

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