December 2021 Newsletter

A Year to Remember

Reflecting on 2021, Its Challenges, and Our Partners' Successes
It might be somewhat controversial to say, but for us, 2021 has been a year to remember. 2021 presented the LOCUS team and our partners with plenty of challenges, true; however, we've also been privileged to work through them alongside our amazing mission-driven partners and come out on the other side to see the impact being created in their communities.

This month, LOCUS President Sarah Stremlau shares our takeaways from the past year, highlighting three key lessons learned through the example of our partners.  Their efforts show how capital can be a tool to drive equitable prosperity in communities where people live, work, and raise their families.
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Partner Spotlight: Invest Appalachia
If You Want to Go Far, Go Together

Invest Appalachia, a regional blended capital platform designed to accelerate and expand community investment across Central Appalachia, is also reflecting on their year in review. In his annual letter, CEO Andrew Crosson discusses the program's contributions to ecosystem development initiatives like the Appalachian Investment Framer Action Cohort, the Appalachian Solar Finance Fund, and the Appalachian Investment Ecosystem Journey.

LOCUS was proud to be selected as the initiative's Investment Manager earlier this year.
Principal Ideas
How Can We Secure Enduring Capital for Equitable Rural Prosperity?

The Aspen Institute Community Strategies Group recently released the third entry in its Thrive Rural Field Perspectives series. Principal Ideas: How Can We Secure Enduring Capital for Equitable Rural Prosperity? offers a call to action to restructure and reorient public, private, and philanthropic capital in ways that increase impact across rural America. LOCUS Senior Vice President Deb Markley contributed to the report, including learnings from our work with community foundation local investors. This piece offers an important perspective on securing enduring capital for equitable rural prosperity.
News from the Field
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