Deciding to Make PRIs: Introduction

Yet, because PRIs are also financial investments, they require skills not necessarily demanded by straight grantmaking. As one leading PRI investor put it, “You have to be comfortable with the numbers,” and with tasks such as financial analysis, underwriting, and financial and organizational due diligence. At an institutional level, PRIs require thinking differently about how the foundation achieves its mission. Helping trustees make the shift, and sometimes even overcoming their resistance, can be a hurdle.

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