connection to community

A core component of Blue Heron’s mission is to be mindful and accountable stewards of the communities in which it invests. One way to achieve this goal is to be active in the communities in which we live, work and play. Blue Heron 's team members partner with numerous local organizations including: 

  • Self-Help Credit Union

  • Urban Land Institute

  • City of Durham

  • Kidznotes

  • Triangle Land Conservancy

  • Triangle Community Foundation

  • Preservation North Carolina

  • Habitat for Humanity

  • The YMCA

  • UNC-Kenan Flagler Business School

  • Chapel Hill Public School Foundation

  • NPR

  • Dress for Success

  • UNC Lineberger Cancer Center



The Blue Heron team is particularly committed to the natural environment, believing it is vital to creating stronger communities. Our team has a special connection to the Triangle Land Conservancy, a non-profit organization that aims to protect important open spaces – stream corridors, forests, wildlife habitats, farmland, and natural areas. In partnership with simplyRBD, Jumping Rock created a series of 5 videos for Triangle Land Conservancy. These short documentaries highlight some of TLC’s amazing efforts to connect the community with nature and raise awareness of how important land conservation is in the triangle.


Triangle Community Foundation is the largest community foundation in the Triangle. By working with dedicated donors and strong nonprofits, TCF is able to guide gifts in a strategic way to fill in gaps, reduce inequities, and solve the region’s most pressing challenges. They work tirelessly in the Triangle region of North Carolina to help build a more vibrant community for everyone and they are uniquely positioned to identify gaps, support the most important needs, and shape a brighter future for generations to come.

Each year, Blue Heron Asset Management supports Triangle Community Foundation and several team members serve on the leadership and real estate committees within the organization.


Habitat for Humanity

CEO Build

Each year,  Maurice Malfatti joins other Triangle CEOs at Habitat for Humanity’s CEO Build. The CEO Build is an initiative led by business leaders from across the Triangle in partnership with Habitat for Humanity affiliates in Durham, Orange and Wake counties. Together they are working to build stable foundations for local families and children. In addition to spending the day building community with Triangle leaders, the sponsorship investments allow three dedicated families to buy homes in each of the three counties. Volunteers did everything from dig footings, to raising walls and installing siding.