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D-Prize  Funding

Funds social entrepreneurs and early-stage startupsworldwide that can develop better ways to distribute existing proven life-enhancing technologies in health, financial services and technology to actual people in need in developing regions. Mentorship and $10,000-$20,000 is awarded to 5-15 social entrepreneures to help pilot their ideas, launch their work, and attract significant support.




  • Deadline details: Winter
    Location: Any
    Eligibility: Any

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    Entrepreneurship competitions for students and recent graduates run by Verb in partnership with global companies, foundations and governments across the world. Verb concentrates on enabling new competitions that will support early-stage social entrepreneurs with training, mentors and seed funding to grow their enterprises.




  • Deadline details: Rolling Deadlines
    Location: Any
    Eligibility: Students (Current and recent Graduates)

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    Teams of talented graduate students work with affordable-housing organizations to develop innovative and comprehensive development proposals to address housing issues in Greater Boston, with up to $3k-10k in prizes




  • Deadline details: 1: Winter
    Location: US (Boston)
    Eligibility: Students (Graduate, and 2 members must be from a Boston university)

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    Free online database on all U.S. foundations that give grants – more than 100,000 in total – updated weekly




  • Deadline details: Rolling deadlines
    Location: Any
    Eligibility: Any

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    Lists grants available since 2001 concerning scientific discovery, environmental conservation, patient care improvements, and preservation of the special character of the San Francisco Bay Area.




  • Deadline details: Many: Year-round
    Location: Any
    Eligibility: Any

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    Facilitates philanthropists, venture capitalists, and social entrepreneurs by providing prizes up to $150,000, a series of workshops and office hours, and feedback from expert judges. There is a $1,500,000 limit in seed capital raised and a $2,000,000 limit in revenue generated. However, plans to create hedge funds, investments, private equities or venture capital funds are generally not eligible.




  • Deadline details: 1: Spring
    Location: Any (1 member must be from Harvard)
    Eligibility: ANY* - 1 member must be a Harvard Business School MBA student *A team may include students from any other school within Harvard, students from other universities and non-students.

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    Ventures that drive social change using nonprofit, for-profit, or hybrid models.




  • Deadline details: 1: Spring
    Location: Any (1 member must be from Harvard)
    Eligibility: ANY* - 1 member must be a Harvard Business School MBA student *A team may include students from any other school within Harvard, students from other universities and non-students.

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    Harvard Business School Alumni pursuing new business and social-impact ventures can participate in one of 15 regional competitions hosted by 18 alumni “hub” clubs around the world. The winning team from each regional competition attends the NVC finale and advances to online crowd vote finals where $2k – $50k is awarded to the top 3 voted teams.




  • Deadline details: 1: Spring
    Location: Any (1 member must be a Harvard ALUMNI)
    Eligibility: ANY* - 1 member must be a Harvard Business School MBA student and a HBS ALUMNI *A team may include students from any other school within Harvard, students from other universities and non-students.

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    Crowdsourcing platform for corporations, government organizations, and non-profits to collaborate and build social networks of funders, competitors, and partnerships. Lists a database for targeted competitions where you can compete to provide ideas and solutions to important business, social, policy, scientific, and technical challenges, or find possible partners for your projects.




  • Deadline details: Many: Year-round
    Location: Any
    Eligibility: Non-profit, For-profit, Government

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    Database of grants for innovators with promising but unproven approaches to important social problems. Grants are one-time, no more than two years, with stipends between $15,000 and $500,000.




  • You must be nominated for this opportunity.
    Deadline details: 10: Year-round
    Location: Any
    Eligibility: Any INDIVIDUAL (U.S. Residents/Citizens)

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    5-year grant culminating in $625,000 to 20-25 talented individuals nominated yearly who show exceptional creativity in their work, allowing recipients the flexibility to pursue their own artistic, intellectual, and professional activities in the absence of specific obligations or reporting requirements. While there are no limits on age or area of activity, individuals must be nominated.




  • You must be nominated for this opportunity.
    Deadline details: 1: Fall
    Location: Any
    Eligibility: Any INDIVIDUAL (U.S. Residents/Citizens)

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    The Lemelson-MIT Prize is awarded to outstanding mid-career inventors (either individual or pair), who have developed a patented product or process of significant value to society, which has been adopted for practical use, or has a high probability of being adopted. Potential nomineeds are inventors, venture capitalists, engineers, or other influential professionals in the fields of science, engineering, medical or business.




  • You must be nominated for this opportunity.
    Deadline details: 1: Fall
    Location: US
    Eligibility: Any (w. a Bachelor's Degree)

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    An annual invention and entrepreneurship competition that awards up to $10,000 per team for innovative service projects that partner with and positively impact underserved communities around the world.




  • Deadline details: 1: Winter
    Location: Any
    Eligibility: Students (1 must be from MIT)

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    VC-List was created to educate startup founders about the funding process through publishing educational articles covering all aspects of how to raise capital for a startup. From startup valuation methods, startup investor presentation advice, the best crowdfunding sites, equity funding rules and regulations, to venture capital industry trends, we work to keep the startup community educated and informed.




  • Deadline details: Many: Year-round
    Location: Any
    Eligibility: Any

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    The 12-month program selects Ambassadors who work as entrepreneurs, industry, government, or academia, and are prepared to be leaders and change agents in promoting invention in the STEM fields. There will be advocacy opportunities, public engagement activities and symposiums to engage media, policy makers, and the public.




  • Deadline details: 1: Spring
    Location: US
    Eligibility: Any

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    The 12-month fellowship for individuals is dedicated to serving the poor and who have the business, leadership, and operational expertise. The fellowship begins with an eight-week training program in New York that culminates in a nine-month fieldwork with a company in the US or abroad, and long-term connection opportunities post-program.




  • Deadline details: 1: Winter
    Location: US (New York), International
    Eligibility: Any

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    Acumen Investments  Funding

    Provides early-mid stage companies investment capital between $0.25M to $3M to create social and economic impact on impoverished poluations in developing regions.




  • Deadline details: Many: Year-round
    Location: International (Sub-Saharan Africa, India, Pakistan, Latin America)
    Eligibility: Non-profit, For-profit

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    A global network of social entrepreneurs, innovators, business leaders, policy makers and activists working together to create systemic change. Join a current project or create a new project and broadcast yourself to investors, connect with peers, travel to workshops and bootcamps, and receive potential funding and feedback




  • Deadline details: Many: Year-round
    Location: Any
    Eligibility: Any

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    Actively searches for social entrepreneurs with new, innovative solutions to solve society’s pressing problems. Fellows receive lifetime network support and stipends that support their research.




  • Deadline details: Many: Year-round
    Location: Any
    Eligibility: Any

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    Causes  Funding

    Online social networking and campaigning platform to discover, support and organize campaigns, fundraisers, and petitions around social, political, and cultural issues




  • Deadline details: Many: Year-round
    Location: Any
    Eligibility: Non-profit

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    The New School’s Social Innovation Initiative fosters opportunities for students and faculty to engage cross-divisionally in interdisciplinary learning, research and practice that contributes to real-world problem solving. This guide is designed for New School undergraduate and graduate students who are motivated to take their ideas for social change to the next level, providing information about competitions, fellowships, funding and grant opportunities, and special events focused on social innovation and social entrepreneurship at The New School and outside the university.




  • Deadline details: Many: Year-round
    Location: Any
    Eligibility: Any

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    The Global Health & Innovation Conference (#GHIC) is the world’s leading and largest global health conference as well as the largest social entrepreneurship conference, with 2,200 professionals and students from all 50 states and more than 55 countries. This must-attend, thought-leading conference convenes leaders, changemakers, and participants from all sectors of global health, international development, and social entrepreneurship.




  • Timeline: 1: Spring
    Location: US (New Haven)
    Eligibility: Any

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    Aims to foster a lively and engaged community of people and organizations who are based in the Bay Area and work internationally. We aggregate job opportunities, organize events, and support our 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.




  • Location: Bay Area
    Eligibility: Any

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    Annual conference of funders, advisors and leaders from across the social sector gather to share knowledge, learn about innovative co-funding opportunities and develop a community to help scale top initiatives and build the field. Note: This conference is for funders only.

    Keywords: Social Impact



  • Timeline: 1:Summer
    Location: US (New York)
    Eligibility: Any*

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    Annual conference on information and communication technology (ICT) in international development, bringing together thought leaders and experienced professionals from around the world to share and explore ways of using ICT to help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).




  • Timeline: 1:Spring
    Location: International
    Eligibility: Any

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    TEDx  Training and Support

    Conferences designed to help communities, organizations and individuals to spark conversation and connection through local TED-like experiences.




  • Timeline: Many: Year-round
    Location: International
    Eligibility: Any

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    Each year, CGI U hosts a meeting where students, university representatives, topic experts, and celebrities come together to discuss and develop innovative solutions to pressing global challenges. Students create their own Commitments to Action that address issues on campus, in local communities, or around the world.




  • Timeline: 1:Spring
    Location: US
    Eligibility: Students

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    The Summit gives powerful insights, practical tools, a global community of fellow practitioners, and the chance to design real-time solutions to real-world challenges. Features over 20 events with over 1,000 participants from over 50 countries throughout the Bay Area to provide insights, tools, and connections on growing innovation ecosystems. A centerpiece of Global Innovation Week held in Silicon Valley, the Summit is limited to invitees and accepted applicants.




  • Timeline: 1: Winter
    Location: Bay Area (Silicon Valley)
    Eligibility: Any

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    The Social Innovation Summit is a twice annual event taking place in Washington, DC and Silicon Valley, that represents a global convening of black swans and wayward thinkers. Those who are playing at the nexus of technology, investment, philanthropy, international development, and business come together to investigate solutions and catalyze inspired partnerships that are disrupting history.




  • Timeline: 1: Summer
    Location: US (Silicon Valley and Washington DC)
    Eligibility: Any

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    An intimate, informal, and in person, discussion between a maximum of 35 information and communication technology experts and international development professionals, with a focus on both: technology’s impact on donor-sponsored technical assistance delivery, and private enterprise driven economic development, facilitated by technology.




  • Timeline: Many: Year-round
    Location: Any* (see notes for current meetings)
    Eligibility: Any

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    Lectures and Q&A sessions at UC Berkeley with prominent experts, faculty members, and thought leaders explore barriers of bringing peace to global society.




  • Timeline: Many: Year-round
    Location: UC Berkeley
    Eligibility: Any

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    Promotes rigorous interdisciplinary research based on the conviction that the pressing problems of our time are simultaneously scientific and social, technological and political, ethical and economic. Offers courses, events, special projects, working groups, and networks of professionals and other students.




  • Timeline: Many: Year-round
    Location: UC Berkeley
    Eligibility: Any

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    Center focusing on the role of non-profit and public institutions in the world’s increasingly collaborative economy. Whether students seek to consult with social sector organizations, found a social enterprise, become effective philanthropists, lead through board governance, or pursue a career in the sector, the Center provides the leadership education to help them succeed.




  • Timeline: Many: Year-round
    Location: UC Berkeley
    Eligibility: Students (UC Berkeley)

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    Ideal for high net worth individuals and families, leverages the world-class educational assets of UC Berkeley, and other leading institutions and organizations to guide members in their journey to have social impact through philanthropy and impact investing. Every spring, a small cohort of 10-15 gather at Miramar Farms in Half Moon Bay, California for our transformative Discovery Weekend to discuss and learn with our faculty and each other, the values and tools you want to bring to your work as a change agent, followed by six weeks of a custom-built online course that guides you to distill the learnings of the weekend and create a plan anchored by the intersection of your core values and evidence about how to best solve the problems you care most about.




  • Timeline: 1: Spring
    Location: US
    Eligibility: Any

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    Annual conference on global health, social entrepreneurship, and international development.




  • Timeline: 1: Fall
    Location: US (New Haven)
    Eligibility: Any

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    Selected social entrepreneurs mentoring, recogniztion and free tickets to the annual Social Captial Markets conference in San Francisco, which brings together entrepreneurs and funders.




  • Timeline: 1: Summer
    Location: Any (Conference in San Francisco)
    Eligibility: Any

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    Kairos 50 (K50)  Training and Support

    Entrepreneurs around the world under 25 apply to become members of the Kairos 50, and 50 finalists are selected to attend the Kairos Global Summit in California, receive business development services, exclusive international opportunities, and visibility to media and investors, and a chance to earn up to $50k in prize money from potential inevestors at the Summit. The Kairos 50 companies represent the next generation of entrepreneurs making breakthroughs in the areas of biotech, education, agriculture, mobile, cleantech, healthcare, and more.




  • Timeline: 1: Summer
    Location: US (California)
    Eligibility: Any (Under 25)

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    Center for Theory of Change  Training and Support

    Non-profit organization established to promote quality standards and best practice for the development and implementation of Theory of Change, with a particular focus on its use and application in the areas of international development, sustainability, education, human rights and social change.




  • Location: Any
    Eligibility: Any

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    Offers seed funding, work labs and space, presentations, events, webscasts, and discussions on tech in society. Focuss on initatives in connected communities, health, robots and people, and sustainable infrastructures.




  • Timeline: Many: Year-round
    Location: Bay Area, Any
    Eligibility: Any

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    SOCAP 365  Training and Support

    An ongoing year-round event series in multiple locations, SOCAP 365 features world-class speakers and opportunities to connect at the intersection of money and meaning. Through thought leadership panel discussions, inclusive dialogues, and community-building events, SOCAP 365 serves the rapidly growing network of impact investors, social entrepreneurs, conscious corporations, philanthropists, government agencies, and innovators in every sector.




  • Timeline: Many: Year-round
    Location: Any
    Eligibility: Any

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    Features practitioners from the UC Berkeley and Silicon Valley communities who come to Berkeley-Haas to speak about the practical aspects of starting and running an entrepreneurial venture. The Berkeley Entrepreneurs Forum is held four times during the academic year featuring a networking hour followed, by a presentation topics of interest to entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and members of the Bay Area entrepreneurial ecosystem.




  • Timeline: Many: Year-round
    Location: Bay Area
    Eligibility: Any

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    The Lester Center hosts Hackathons which bring together UC Berkeley students of all stripes and colors–designers, coders, marketers and MBA students alike–to converge around a single theme. The Lester Center supports a number of pre-eminent startup competitions whose finals are open to the public (LAUNCH and GSVC)




  • Timeline: Many: Year-round (see specifc program)
    Location: UC Berkeley
    Eligibility: Students

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    Currently available to over 500,000 students. The program is designed to help drive economic development in communities around partner universities increasing the likelihood that students remain and develop their ideas with the region and prepare students to enter the modern workforce with a flexible, entrepreneurial mindset. Offers free mentorship for companies or individuals at any stage in the industry, connections to team mebers, jobs, and knowledge across the world, resources and exclusive deals for software and online courses, and specialized applications and tools.




  • Timeline: Many: Year-round
    Location: US
    Eligibility: Students

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    A 90-minute learning tool for design thinking, created by Stanford’s d.school.




  • Location: Bay Area
    Eligibility: Any

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    The Social Good Guides  Training and Support

    A collection of subject-specific e-guides for social entrepreneurs.




  • Location: Any
    Eligibility: Any

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    Idealist  Training and Support

    Online resource for finding volunteer opportunities, non-profit jobs, internships, events, fundraisers, and organizations




  • Location: Any
    Eligibility: Any

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    The Summit is a week-long, student-run innovation conference held every April at Northwestern University for young delegates from over 40 countries, 50 universities, and 35 businesses and organizations around the world with change-based projects and ventures that can tackle any social change from education to healthcare to sustainability.




  • Timeline: 1: Spring
    Location: US (Chicago)
    Eligibility: Students

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    Design Kit  Training and Support

    Human-centered design-focused online toolkit to create practical, repeatable approaches to arriving at innovative solutions.




  • Location: Any
    Eligibility: Any

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    Guides and video tutorials for non-profit users of Google

    Keywords: Social Impact



  • Location: Any
    Eligibility: Any

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    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.

    Keywords: Social Impact



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    A global venture philanthropy firm that funds and supports social entrepreneurs with exceptional promise and impactful ideas that have the potential to scale.




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    A mission-driven consulting organization that provides technology adoption and field-building services and designs technology-rich initiatives that hold promise for national impact.




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    Ideo.org  Networks

    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.




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    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.




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    OpenIDEO  Networks

    OpenIDEO is a global community working together to design solutions for the world’s biggest challenges.




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    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.




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    A growing community of innovative business leaders and social entrepreneurs to help you improve your business, enhance your leadership, and expand your impact.




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    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.

    Keywords: Social Impact



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    A non-profit organization dedicated to increasing the scale and effectiveness of impact investing.




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    Toniic  Networks

    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




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    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.




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    Provides entrepreneurs with an “unreasonable advantage” by matching mentors with ventures and by providing funding and bootcamps.

    Keywords: Social Impact



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    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.

    Keywords: Social Impact



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    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.




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    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.




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    Interdisciplinary hub at UC Berkeley for understanding and acting on global poverty.




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    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




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    NESsT  Networks

    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.




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    Net Impact  Networks

    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.




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    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.




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    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.




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    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.

    Keywords: Social Impact



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    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.




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    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.

    Keywords: Social Impact



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    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.




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    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.




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    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.




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    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.

    Keywords: Social Impact



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    Ennovent  Networks

    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.




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    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.




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    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.




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    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.

    Keywords: Social Impact



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    Co-creates strong and growing ecosystems of prosperity, by supporting organizations that enable social entrepreneurs to succeed.




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    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.




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    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.




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    Focuses on grant making for advancing entrepreneurship and improving the education of children and youth.




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    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.




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    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.




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    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.

    Keywords: Social Impact



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    Aavishkaar  Networks

    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.




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    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.




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    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.




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    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.




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    Benetech  Networks

    A non-profit focused on developing technology for social good.




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    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.




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    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.

    Keywords: Social Impact



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    India’s largest executive training program for leaders of non-profits and social businesses empowering them with funds, networks and skills to help them scale




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    Social entrepreneurship involves the application of business practices to the pursuit of social and/or environmental mission. It brings the mindset, principles, strategies, tools and techniques of entrepreneurship to the social sector, yielding innovative solutions to the vexing problems facing society – poverty, hunger, inadequate housing and homelessness, unemployment and under-employment, illiteracy, disease, environmental degradation, etc. It finds solutions where government and private sector efforts have not.




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    New York Times Fixes, David Bornstein & Tina Rosenberg  Further Reading

    Blogs of opinions and reports that explores solutions to major social problems and examines creative initiatives that can shows differences between success and failure. Fixes looks at solutions to social problems and why they work.




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    Innovations, MIT Press Jounrals - Philip E. Auerswald and Iqbal Z. Quadir, Editors Jointly hosted at George Mason University's School of Public Policy, Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, and MIT's Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship  Further Reading

    Quarterly journal about innovation featuring cases by innovators, commentary and research from academics, and essays from executives and political leaders.




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    Encountering Poverty: Thinking and Acting in an Unequal World, UC Berkeley: Ananya Roy, Genevieve Negrón-Gonzales, Kweku Opoku-Agyemang, Clare Talwalker  Further Reading

    Encountering Poverty challenges mainstream frameworks of global poverty by going beyond the claims that poverty is a problem that can be solved through economic resources or technological interventions. By focusing on the power and privilege that underpin persistent impoverishment and using tools of critical analysis and pedagogy, the authors explore the opportunities for and limits of poverty action in the current moment. Encountering Poverty invites students, educators, activists, and development professionals to think about and act against inequality by foregrounding, rather than sidestepping, the long history of development and the ethical dilemmas of poverty action today.

    Keywords: Social Impact



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