Why Community Investment Is Good for Nonprofit Anchor Institutions

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Chapin Hall, a policy research institute at the University of Chicago, identified some of the benefits that anchor institutions receive from their investments in “Why Community Investment is Good for Nonprofit Anchor Institutions” (2009). In the case of Trinity College’s investment in the Learning Corridor and in SINA, the report cites research that finds, “As an important by-product, efforts on this scale tend to generate goodwill and political capital. Trinity has seen dramatic increase in its endowment from donors impressed by its neighborhood improvement work.” The Chapin Hall study can be downloaded at: