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Center for the Greater Good
Bring Community Back.

Our Goal
Alleviate the stress on society caused by
poverty in America.

Our Mission
To create community-focused investments aimed at amplifying the impact on society while producing superior social returns.

Our Initiative
Reinvest 10% of investments on Wall Street,
into our communities and our people.



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  • Today, 46 million Americans live in poverty.Together we will ignite positive change.We all have the right to live, grow & is time tofor the greater good
  • Rethinking what it means to invest.
  • see our causeto play the video click on the above image.
  • The world is very different now.For man holds in his mortal handsthe power to abolish all forms ofhuman poverty. John F. Kennedy
  • our initiative reinvest 10 % of foundation investments from$1 wall street into our communities. trillionon wall street $100invested by foundationsfor lack of an alternative billion to your street for communities to live, learn and prosper
  • The opposite of povertyis not wealth - it is social justice.Bryan Stevenson
  • innovation with impactThe Good Difference• We create social impact investments to fund community development.• Our profit is returned to the community for services that help change peoples lives.• Our vehicle for change: The Continuum Fund, a socially conscious investment portfolio.Potential Benefits after 3 years• Safe and healthy places to live. • Community engagement and involvement.• Access to preventative health care. • Education that goes beyond the classroom. e 2.5 million people positively influenced p $1.5 billion in communities for growth Social BENEFIT financial BENEFIT
  • Being good is commendable,but only when it is combined withdoing good is it useful.
  • how we work1 We identify communities in need of the basics: housing, help and health.2 housing help health We secure investment capital from foundations and corporations to fund communities that speak to their missions.3 We make low-interest loans for community revitalization. Our profits go directly back into the community in support of actions that create a positive measurable result on society.
  • You can’t lead the peopleif you don’t love the people.You can’t save the peopleif you don’t serve the people. Cornel West
  • founding vision What began as the personal mission of the Center for the Greater Good’s founder, John Belluomini, is now a comprehensive tool aimed at reinvigorating communities by focusing on the people who live in them. John’s vision to create a stable living environment for all people as a means to eradicate poverty is the driving force behind the creation of the Center for Greater Good. Reflecting on the positive interventions he received as a child from teachers in school, John began his research on the causes and ef- fects of what keeps communities in intense poverty and what helps create more stable middle-class environments. Drawing upon his experience as a child growing up in poverty, John understands many of the issues we address on a personal level.After over 18 years in the fast paced society of Silicon Valley and the world of finance, John found the needto reconnect and give back to society rather than take from it.This is just the beginning. It is through our partnerships and collective knowledge that we are able to envi-sion the future of healthy community development practices. We understand the interconnected natureof the issues supporting poverty. We are here to collaborate and share resources so that we may all study,evolve and enhance what truly makes communities thrive; the people.
  • 15% of americans live in poverty.Some 46.2 million Americans lived below the official poverty level in 2010, about 15.1%of the population. The number of Americans living in poverty grew by 27% between 2006and 2010, when the U.S. population increased by only 3.3%. U.S. Census Bureau, 2011government funding is gone.It is predicted that with new practices in government funding, assistance programs willbe cut in half, which, based on estimates, would bring the total number of Americansliving in poverty up to 80 million people, 26% of the population. National Bureau of Economic Research
  • 21% of our children live in poverty.Nearly 15 million children in the United States – 21% of all children – live in familieswith incomes below the federal poverty level – $22,050 a year for a family of four.Research shows that, on average, families need an income of about twice that level tocover basic expenses. National Center for Children in Poverty, 2012dwindling support for our communities.With the current fiscal pressure on the states, which are required to balance their bud-gets, every year, they are likely to consider additional cuts to cash assistance, Medicaidand other safety-net programs. States will most likely be compelled to reduce fundingfor tax and educational policies that primarily benefit low-income populations. At Risk: America’s Poor During and After the Great Recession, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University Bloomington, January 2012
  • catapult changeSpread the WordAwareness of social impact investments and their benefits is the first step.Working together we can create positive change for the long term.Share the KnowledgeWe are seeking like minded people and organizations who wish to join us inhelping our communities flourish and ultimately our people.Live. Create. Educate.Take ActionIdeas are just ideas until you act upon them.Call . Email . Interview . Write
  • It’s just beyond words that this dayhas come about.June Talia,Vice President of the Kuhio Park Terrace Resident Board A project supported by Center for the Greater Good.
  • contactsarah struck805.280.8397sarah@centergg.comwww.centerforgreatergood.com410 east state street suite 120 eagle idaho 83616photography © thomas hawkall rights reserved. 2012 © center for the greater good