UVA Honors RIN Fellow Christine Mahoney

RIN fellow Christine Mahoney is honored by the University of Virginia with a Public Impact-Focused Research Award for her work supporting the rights of displaced people locally, nationally and globally.

From Homeless Refugee To Creating a $100 Million Investment Fund

Kanyi Maqubela is an entrepreneur and venture capitalist based in New York. He was born in Soweto, a township outside of Johannesburg, South Africa, during apartheid. To escape this life-threatening environment, his family moved to the United States as refugees in 1986. In 2014, Kanyi and co-founder Steve Jang, raised $56 million to create Kindred Ventures.

Social Impact Fund invests in refugees’ futures

In the United States, a person’s credit score is one of the strongest predictors of financial stability. This key to a strong future can also act as a roadblock to a secure life, especially for new Americans. When RIN and the IRC’s Center for Economic Opportunity launched the Social Impact Fund, the goal was in line with both organizations’ objectives: to help new Americans establish a financial foothold in the US.

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RIN-CEO Social Impact Fund Closes $1.5M Raise

The RIN-CEO Social Impact Fund (SIF) closed a $1.5M raise in October, reaching its initial target. The SIF was launched in partnership with the International Rescue Committee’s Center for Economic Opportunity (IRC-CEO) to offer impact investors a unique opportunity to secure a concessional rate of return while directly supporting financial inclusion for hundreds of refugees across the United States.