Simply Put: What is a PRI?

PRIs are investments made by foundations in support of charitable purposes, with the explicit understanding that those investments will earn below-market returns, adjusted for risk and mission. The vast majority of PRIs are loans or loan guarantees, and although they are not grants, they count toward a foundation’s payout requirement in the year a disbursement is made.

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This takeaway was derived from Program-Related Investing.