The Vibrancy Funds are New Sun Rising’s Impact Investment Portfolio to support leaders building culture, sustainability, and opportunity in their communities.



The funds are underwritten, tracked, and managed using a unique seven point system developed by New Sun Rising:

  1. Organizational Structure
  2. Impact Investment Type
  3. Expected Financial Return
  4. Financial Risk
  5. Vibrancy Score
  6. Sustainable Development Goals
  7. Return on Investment

This report provides a summary of $513,215 in loans, grants, and awards issued by New Sun Rising between August 2017 and July 2018. The Vibrancy Funds are made possible by our partners at the Henry L. Hillman Foundation and Neighborhood Allies. For more information including category definitions and tools please view the reference guide. Interested in making an investment which balances financial and social returns? Contact us at

Which vibrancy strategy is the primary focus of your organization?


What is your organizational structure?

What is the investment type?

What is the expected financial return?

What is the financial risk of the investment?

What is the Vibrancy Score?

Average score is 81 out of 100 based upon applicant’s Planning, Connectivity, Resources, Values, and Impact

Which UN Sustainable Development Goals are the focus of your work?

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