A global non-profit organization operating in the area of early-stage social sector investing. Through a two-year fellowship program, Echoing Green works with individuals with ideas for social change and provides them with seed money and strategic support.
A global venture philanthropy firm that funds and supports social entrepreneurs with exceptional promise and impactful ideas that have the potential to scale.
Support entrepreneurs with ideas that create a meaningful social impact, especially for people living in high poverty communities. Blue Ridge provids these start ups with seed funding, co-working space in our offices, and hands-on support to help them build, launch, and test their concepts.
A mission-driven consulting organization that provides technology adoption and field-building services and designs technology-rich initiatives that hold promise for national impact.
We use human-centered design to create products, services, and experiences that improve the lives of people living in poverty and addresses four long-term programs—Health XO, Amplify, Financial Health, and Launchpad.
Blackstone Charitable Foundation is committed to inspiring entrepreneurship globally. By leveraging the resources and intellectual capital of Blackstone, the Foundation empowers entrepreneurs, generates job growth, and supports the communities in which we live and work.
OpenIDEO is a global community working together to design solutions for the world’s biggest challenges.
The Underdog Foundation identifies non-profit organizations that are in need of grants and that have demonstrated abilities to provide important community services; as well as assistance in the form of finance, marketing, operations, strategic partnering, and negotiations. Provides a place for investors, CEOs and advisors to provide mentoring and technical expertise to support non-profit organizations doing important work in our communities. The interest areas of the Underdog Foundation are: Environment and Conservation, Community Investment, Women’s Entrepreneurship, International Community Investment and Community Development.
Google.org, founded in October 2005, is the charitable arm of Google, an Internet search engine company. Each year, Google.org donates $100M in grants, 200,000 hours, $1B in products.
A growing community of innovative business leaders and social entrepreneurs to help you improve your business, enhance your leadership, and expand your impact.
A non-profit advisor and resource for mission-driven organizations and philanthropists. The Bridgespan Group collaborates with social sector leaders to help scale impact, build leadership, advance philanthropic effectiveness and accelerate learning.
A non-profit organization dedicated to increasing the scale and effectiveness of impact investing.
A global network of action-oriented impact investors, both individuals and institutions. Toniic increases the velocity of money and services into impact investing to address global challenges
A platform that offers a combination of initiatives focussed on inspiring, discovering and nurturing social enterprises that have the potential for high impact on the lives of the poor in India.
Provides entrepreneurs with an “unreasonable advantage” by matching mentors with ventures and by providing funding and bootcamps.
The lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential.
Supports mission-driven entrepreneurs around the world through experiential programs which harness peer-to-peer support to develop business concepts, fine-tune them for success, and actually invest capital.
Administers smaller, targeted community grants in their core priorities of strengthening families, supporting children and youth, leadership development, civic participation and urban issues, and the arts.
A competitive grant program that identifies and funds innovative, early stage development projects that are scalable and/or replicable, while also having high potential for development impact.
Formed to bridge a critical gap in global efforts to address prosperity around the world.
A non-profit social innovation organization and venture philanthropy fund that invest in a portfolio of social entrepreneurs, in a wide range of areas from education and health to poverty alleviation and international development.
Interdisciplinary hub at UC Berkeley for understanding and acting on global poverty.
Drives innovation that will fill critical gaps and invests in key proven solutions and organizations taking them to scale. Finds and provides unrestricted funds to high-performance organizations that tackle poverty around the world, as well as granting the Rainer Arnhold Fellowship, a course that brings Fellows and faculty together for an intensive week to work on design for maximum impact and scalability in a retreat center on the coast in Bolinas, California. The course gives Fellows the rare opportunity to focus completely on their ideas and a systematic way to apply them. It has five components
Enables powerful approaches to stimulating science and technology invention, innovation and entrepreneurship on university and college campuses, and move the strongest ideas rapidly forward to commercialization
Provides 5-7 years of incubation to early-stage social enterprises with financial investments (seed capital in the form of grants and soft loans), social capital, capacity support via training and mentoring, and access to markets and networks. Addresses key issues in labor inclusion, sustainable income, and affordable technologies.
A network of over 100,000 student and professional leaders from over 300 volunteer-led chapters across the globe working towards a sustainable future. Empowers a new generation to use their careers to take on social challenges, protect the environment, invent new products and orient business around the world.
Community of business leaders, social entrepreneurs, NGO managers, policy makers, academics and others exploring the connection between development and enterprise. Focuses on new trends and ideas/research in market solutions to poverty. Features an editor-curated newsfeed, a calendar of important events, and a career center with continuously updated job opportunities across the “development through enterprise” market sector.
A philanthropic investment firm that invests in both for-profit businesses and nonprofit organizations, and their visionary ideas that create opportunities for people to improve their lives, their communities, and the world around them. They are focused on five key areas believed to be building blocks for prosperous, stable, and open societies: Consumer Internet and Mobile, Education, Financial Inclusion, Governance & Citizen Engagement, and Property Rights. Offers financial support, consulting, and coaching.
Supports a portfolio of initiatives that promotes the well-being of humanity throughout the world through advancing inclusive economies that expand opportunities for more broadly shared prosperity, and builds resilience by helping people, communities and institutions.
A non-profit social investment fund that builds rural prosperity in poor, environmentally vulnerable places in Africa and Latin America by lending capital, delivering financial training, and strengthening market connections for small and growing agricultural businesses. Focuses on four focus areas – advance health, revalue ecosystems, secure livelihoods, and transform cities – to build reesilience and prosperity in developing communities.
A non-profit financial services organization dedicated to transforming the way the world works by offering investing, lending, and philanthropic services to individuals and enterprises. Our three focus areas – Food & Agriculture, Education & the Arts, and Ecological Stewardship – consider the long-term impact our investments have on the market as a whole, and the people and places affected by our investments in particular.
Aims to facilitate a participatory platform for collective impact, with a vision of a San Francisco Bay Area where everyone has the opportunity to invest, start, partner, work, and purchase from businesses that benefit communities.
A non-profit, independent and neutral organization, founded in 1998, with the purpose to advance social entrepreneurship and to foster social entrepreneurs as an important catalyst for societal innovation and progress.
Provides technological, financial, and legal support (fellowships and grants) to projects dedicated to creating a positive social impact.
Aims to drive large scale change by investing in, connecting and celebrating social entrepreneurs and the innovators who help them solve the world’s most pressing problems.
Supports and invests in leaders and institutions and collaborates with them to identify the most effective solutions to social problems, and give them freedom and support to best reach their goals.
An innovation accelerator working with a range of clients–including entrepreneurs, mentors, investors, foundations, development agencies, CSR departments, NGOs and companies. Additionally, their online global network helps clients accelerate innovations for sustainability in low-income markets in developing countries.
An active network of professionals who leverage their time, talent and connections to help non-profit organizations launch new initiatives, make a greater impact and accelerate positive change in their communities.
Teams up with partners around the world to take on some tough challenges: extreme poverty and poor health in developing countries, and the failures of America’s education system.
CfG is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization committed to connecting donors and grantmakers with the most effective international and domestic non-governmental organizations (NGOs) working in the areas of education, health, human liberty and economic empowerment.
Co-creates strong and growing ecosystems of prosperity, by supporting organizations that enable social entrepreneurs to succeed.
An open data and resources platform powering the global impact market. ImpactSpace aims to accelerate impact investing by making information about the impact market available to everyone and maintainable by anyone.
The oldest, largest and most successful early-stage impact investing network. Together with hundreds of angels, venture capitalists, foundations, and family offices, they have propelled $172 million plus $4 billion in follow-on investment into 271 enterprises dedicated to improving the environment, education, health and community.
Focuses on grant making for advancing entrepreneurship and improving the education of children and youth.
Works with partners in establishing and supporting projects that inspire youth to become inventors, stimulate and provide invention and entrepreneurship education, and support the launch, earliest incubation and mentoring of invention-based enterprises.
Offers a range of grants and fellowships related to human rights, global conservation, urban development, technology, and digital media, with a global network of over 50 countries.
A social finance hub and project incubator that acts as a neutral collaboration space for all sectors–government, community and private–to strengthen our collective ability to mobilize private capital for public good.
Invests in projects involving path-breaking scientific discovery, environmental conservation, patient care improvements and preservation of the special character of the San Francisco Bay Area.
Invests in early stage entrepreneurial ventures to create inclusive economic development. Seeking to catalyse development in India’s underserved regions, it identifies capable entrepreneurs, provides them with capital, supplements it with a nurturing environment and helps build sustainable enterprises.
A non-profit global venture fund that raises charitable donations to invest in companies, leaders, and ideas that are changing the way the world tackles poverty.
The largest network of social entrepreneurs worldwide, with nearly 3,000 Ashoka Fellows in 70 countries putting their system changing ideas into practice on a global scale. It has built a global network of more than 10,000 innovators, hundreds of partners, and tens of thousands of changemakers from 125 countries by running more than 70 online competitions during the past decade, with partners such as GE, Google, the Rockefeller Foundation, and many other innovating organizations.
A global network of organizations that propel entrepreneurship in emerging markets. The Institute’s Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs members provide critical financial, educational, and business support services to small and growing businesses.
A non-profit that serves a global movement of entrepreneurs using the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. Provides initiatives that provide them the legal infrastructure and help them attract the customers, talent, and capital to scale.
Aggregates job opportunities, events, and supports a network of members who are active in the fields of international development, governance, peacebuilding, human rights, trade, and environmental issues, as well as those working on international business development.
A non-profit focused on developing technology for social good.
Empowers investors to empower communities by connecting them with organizations working around the globe, developing affordable housing, creating jobs, protecting the environment, and working in numerous other ways for the social good.
Champions bold, innovative solutions to the world’s toughest problems by connecting, equipping and supporting social entrepreneurs, and by catalyzing new sources of capital for impact investments in social ventures.
Collaborates with visionary, courageous changemakers to bring new capital to the new economy through capital raising, developing capital market tools, and aggregating community capital necessary to shape a resilient economic ecosystem.