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Creating Economic Growth and Opportunities Across Latin America and Latino Communities in the US
Raíces means “Roots” in Spanish. Through this initiative, we seek to engage the many people living in the US who have strong roots here and in their communities throughout Latin America to invest for both a social and a financial return. Investors in Raíces will help fund Calvert Foundation’s loans to organizations that support small business lending, education, homeownership, agricultural production and fair financial services throughout Latin America as well as in Latino communities in the US. Raíces is a unique opportunity to support development in your country of heritage as well as to strengthen the future of your community in the US

Calvert Foundation plans to invest at least $25 million with organizations operating and investing in low-income communities in Latin America and in predominantly Latino communities in the US. We recognize that Latinos are a vibrant economic, cultural, and social force with strong ties to their roots and a tradition of financial giving and support. Raíces is an opportunity to continue this tradition while earning a return on that support. Raíces empowers Latinos–and anyone passionate about making a difference–to invest and "be parte de la solution." It is an invitation to invest with pride and to invest with purpose in the communities you care about.

The Raíces Initiative is made possible through partners who have provided programmatic, investment and strategic support for our diaspora investment initiatives: Inter-American Development Bank Group; the US Department of State and USAID through the International diaspora Engagement Alliance (IdEA); MacArthur Foundation; W.K. Kellogg Foundation.
This Investment Supports
Through this initiative, investors support organizations that provide affordable housing, healthcare, education, and small business loans in Latin America and throughout Latino communities in the U.S.
By investing on Vested.org you are joining a community of more than 15,000 people who have collectively invested over $1 billion for social good through the Community Investment Note. These investments are administered by Calvert Social Investment Foundation, a leading social investment organization with a 20 year history of developing innovative impact investing initiatives. When you select a specific Community Investment Note, your dollars are pooled together with other social investors to support organizations and projects that have met rigorous underwriting standards and social performance requirements. To learn more about investing in Community Investment Notes, check out the prospectus.
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