Community Investing

Through the Domini Impact Bond Fund, we seek to help build healthy and vibrant communities by directing capital to where it is needed most. We look to address a broad range of issues, including housing, education, health care, economic and community development, and climate-change mitigation and adaptation.

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Affordable Housing

We seek to help build a sustainable housing system through investments that provide access to affordable mortgage credit and rental properties. In keeping with our commitment to increasing access to capital for those historically underserved, our Bond Fund has, since its inception, maintained a substantial, long-term commitment to affordable housing primarily through the purchase of securities backed by pools of residential mortgages. We especially favor affordable housing investments that support low-income communities, and make efforts to find bonds that finance low-carbon, sustainable construction and retrofits.

Health, Well-Being & Aging Society

Investors can play a role in assuring health equity through the financing of affordable, high-quality, and accessible healthcare across health systems. Our Bond Fund invests in public and nonprofit healthcare systems to address the health needs of society at large and in particular the unmet needs of underserved communities. We also invest in bonds that support the unmet needs of aging communities through services such as housing, healthcare, and financial stability. We support this with investments in continuing care retirement communities and pension obligation bonds.

Economic & Community Development

We seek to support the creation of public goods essential to meeting the basic needs of society. Our Bond Fund invests in municipal general obligations issued by cities, counties, and states across the U.S., as well as investments that support basic infrastructure and transportation systems. Other investments include bonds to finance business and job creation, and projects for nonprofit education facilities. In all of these cases, we favor bonds that serve marginalized and low-income communities. We also seek out investments issued by community development financial institutions to channel money directly to projects that serve neighborhoods and regions of great need.

Environment

We seek to invest in bonds that support the transition to a low-carbon future, including labeled and unlabeled green bonds that finance projects and activities that address climate change or serve other environmentally beneficial purposes. Our Bond Fund invests in green bonds that promote renewable energy and energy efficiency, among others. We avoid those bonds we determine to be overly aggressive in the use of the term “green,” such as first-generation biofuels, waste-to-energy facilities that use toxic substances, or projects that prolong the use of fossil fuels, such as coal-power-plant refurbishment and carbon capture and sequestration.

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Carefully consider the Fund’s investment objectives, risk factors and charges and expenses before investing. Please read the prospectus carefully before investing or sending money. 

Past performance is no guarantee of future results. An investment in the Domini Impact Bond Fund is not a bank deposit and is not insured. An investment in the Domini Impact Bond Fund is subject to credit, interest rate, liquidity, and market risks. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate so that an investor’s shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. You may lose money. See the prospectus for more information on risk.

Investments in derivatives can be volatile. Potential risks include currency risk, leverage risk (the risk that small market movements may result in large changes in the value of an investment), liquidity risk, index risk, pricing risk, and counterparty risk (the risk that the counterparty may be unwilling or unable to honor its obligations). TBA (To Be Announced) securities involve the risk that the security the Fund buys will lose value prior to its delivery, that the security will not be issued, or that the other party to the transaction will not meet its obligation, which can adversely affect the Fund’s results.

The Domini Impact Bond Fund may hold a substantial portion of its assets in the direct obligations of U.S. government agencies and government-sponsored entities, including Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and in the mortgage-backed securities of Government National Mortgage Association (Ginnie Mae), Fannie Mae, and Freddie Mac. Ginnie Mae is a wholly owned government corporation that guarantees privately issued securities backed by pools of mortgages insured by the Federal Housing Administration, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and the Department of Agriculture under the Rural Housing Service Program. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are government-chartered corporations whose mandate is to enhance liquidity in the secondary mortgage markets. (Ginnie Maes are guaranteed by the full faith and credit of the U.S. Treasury as to the timely payment of principal and interest. Freddie Macs and Fannie Maes are backed by their respective issuer only, and are not guaranteed or insured by the U.S. government or the U.S. Treasury.)

The reduction of withdrawal of historical financial market support activities by the U.S. government and Federal Reserve, or other governments/central banks could negatively impact financial markets generally, and increase market, liquidity and interest rate risks which could adversely affect the Fund’s returns.

The composition of the Fund’s portfolio is subject to change. View the most current list of the Domini Impact Bond Fund's holdings. The Domini Funds maintain portfolio holdings disclosure policies that govern the timing and circumstances of disclosure to shareholders and third parties of information regarding the portfolio investments held by the Funds.


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Domini Impact Investments LLC (Domini) is the Funds’ investment manager. The Funds are subadvised by unaffiliated entities.

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