We invite you to join us as we execute an exciting short-term, pilot project in metro Washington where a community will be blessed, and Christ will be evident and magnified (summer 2018). The pilot project, funded via social impact investing, will create a vision for possibilities on a larger scale and empower early adopters to engage. Next, we will hold a venture competition in metro Washington featuring for-profit and nonprofit companies deliver
IT IS POSSIBLE TO COMBINE YOUR FAITH VALUES INTO YOUR INVESTMENT PORTFOLIO AND STILL HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO SEE GOD GLORIFIED AND EARN PROMISING RETURNS.
INVESTORS EARN RETURNS THAT ARE BELOW, AT AND ABOVE MARKET.
SIGNIFICANT ADVANCEMENT IN ADDRESSING A PRESSING SOCIAL CHALLENGE.
THE GOSPEL IS EXPRESSED IN WORD AND DEED, CHANGING LIVES AND COMMUNITIES FOR THE GLORY OF GOD.
Many of our communities in metro Washington face increasing threats from food insecurity, homelessness, human trafficking, inferior K-12 education, and unemployment. You can play a vital role in helping to address these difficult social problems.
OneHeartDC will collaborate with Sagamore Investment’s Commonwealth program, a city-based model that serves a community of philanthropists and social enterprises to build innovative and reliable investment opportunities. The relationship with Sagamore will ensure ready capital, deal flow, and business intelligence. Indianapolis (IN) and Raleigh (NC) are current Commonwealth cities.
“…AS EACH ONE HAS RECEIVED A SPECIAL GIFT, EMPLOY IT IN SERVING ONE ANOTHER AS GOOD STEWARDS OF THE MANIFOLD GRACE OF GOD.” 1 PETER 4:10
Colonial Church, a Congregational fellowship roughly 70 years old, assessed its assets and discerned how to marry two of its strongest ones: the highly experienced professionals in the congregation and a piece of land that could be turned into money for mission.
“WE HEAR STORIES EVERY DAY FROM PEOPLE WHO OTHERWISE WOULDN’T GET HEALTHY FOOD. ONE CUSTOMER WHO WAS LIVING IN A PUBLIC HOUSING HIGH RISE TOLD US THAT BEFORE THE MOBILE MARKET, SHE HAD BEEN LIVING ENTIRELY OFF OF FOOD FROM THE VENDING MACHINES BECAUSE SHE DIDN’T HAVE A CAR AND ALSO HAD MOBILITY ISSUES.”
LEAH PORTER, FOUNDER
Porter, founder of the Twin Cities Mobile Market, was one of the 2013 Protégés. Her pitch at Colonial won a $37,000 start-up grant from the Innové judges, a $3000 bonus award from the congregation, and a $250 award from Colonial’s Sunday School kids. “I think I’m most proud of that $250 award,” Porter says. “It showed us that our pitch was understandable even to kids.” Porter conceived of the Mobile Market after studying what other cities were doing to address their problems of food insecurity.
PHOTO CREDIT: J.D. LARSON
“Changing Kingdom philanthropy from consumption of resources to multiplication through investment, changes more lives and communities for Christ.”
HOWARD LEVIN, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, ONEHEARTDC
Today the Twin Cities Mobile Market sports two buses that reach 33 stops each week. Elderly shut-ins, the disabled, and single moms without cars all speak enthusiastically about the “food bus.” It’s convenient and affordable, they say, and it gives them a chance to buy healthy, fresh produce.