GPS Capital Partners, LLC (GPS) is a national consultancy that assists foundations, banks, and other institutional investors in the design and execution of impact investing strategy. Impact investors seek financial, social, and environmental return, often through foundation mission- and program-related investing.
GPS professionals serve as investment strategists, market researchers, deal structurers, due diligence providers, coaches, trainers, facilitators, and evaluators. Services span investment asset classes, risk-adjusted return expectations, and issue areas, frequently incorporating place-based and sector focus to increase equitable access to opportunities, including health, education, and sustainable community development.
GPS stands for global positioning strategy, reflecting a view that impact investing as a philanthropic practice offers significant strategic benefits for philanthropic entities, including large and small private and community foundations, donor advised funds, and supporting organizations.
Similar advantages are available to other institutional investors, such as banks fulfilling the Community Reinvestment Act, as well as insurance companies and pension funds interested in deploying their substantial financial resources to create equitable access to opportunity.
In addition to working with individual institutions to develop impact investment strategies, GPS supports collaborative work by foundations and other institutions to create the infrastructure or efficient capital markets for high impact investing.