Put your finger on
Minnesota's PRI Pulse


The PRI Pulse is an ambitious research project undertaken by Venn Foundation to learn how Minnesota private foundations have historically used Program-Related Investments (PRIs) from 1998 to 2016.

Our goal was to put our own fingers on the state’s PRI pulse and then report back the results, providing Minnesota’s philanthropic and impact investing communities with high-quality baseline statistics on how PRIs have been used in the past, right when many are discussing how best to utilize them in the future.

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PRIs and other impact investing tools are the future of philanthropy.
Knowing how PRIs have been used historically in Minnesota will increase their adoption moving forward.
— Trista Harris, President of Minnesota Council on Foundations, on "The PRI Pulse"