Confluence has four strategic goals:
1. To accelerate the field of mission-related investing by fostering systemic thinking, effective cross-sectoral partnerships; and creating a space for philanthropic innovation to emerge;
2. To build a network of practice and philanthropic leadership in mission-related investing through education, outreach, and peer-to-peer learning;
3. To increase the capacity of foundations and donors to practice mission-related investing by providing technical assistance;
4. To provide our members a strong organization, with the capacity to effectively advance Confluence Philanthropy's mission and goals.
Confluence Philanthropy was launched in 2009 as a special project of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors. The founding advisory board was composed of leaders from within the environmental grantmaking community who believe that foundations and non-profit organizations can play a critical role in the transition to a just and sustainable 'new economy'. We are a philanthropic affinity group designed to meet the complex challenges related to aligning mission and investing. In addition to learning and strategic networking, Confluence provides capacity building assistance to foundations and donors committed to mission-related investing. Through the generous support of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, Confluence Philanthropy Inc. has been recognized as an independent, non-profit corporation since July 2010. We are housed within The Rockefeller Brothers Fund in New York City.