The People's Practice: At the Intersection of Money and Mission


Illustration by: Pedro Fequiere, Jr.

Earlier this year, ThirdSpace Action Lab interviewed Kim Dempsey, HPN's former Executive Vice President of Capital Markets, to discuss Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs), what they do, what gets in the way of that work, and practical reforms for equitable financing.

This interview is grounded in (and often responding directly to) ThirdSpace Action Lab’s anti-racist community development research project, made possible through support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to increase understanding of structural racism in community development and pathways to racially equitable outcomes that promote health equity. The research brought together the practical experience of 87 community development practitioners and a literature review of 85 different information sources.

At the Intersection of Money and Mission can be found in Issue 2: Making Sense of Just Making Cents of The People's Practice interactive publication (linked below).