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Impact Investors Tag: International Development 13

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Aga Khan Foundation


Switzerland

The Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) focuses on health education culture rural development institution building and the promotion of economic development. It is dedicated to improving living conditions and opportunities for the poor without regard to their faith origin or gender.

Type: Foundation Geography: Europe Impact: Community Development

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Dalberg Global Development Advisors


United States of America

Dalberg Global Development Advisors is a strategic advisory firm that works to raise living standards in developing countries and address global challenges. The company has completed more than 1000 projects in more than 80 countries for both public and private institutions. Dalberg was founded in 2001 and has rapidly grown to 14 offices.

Type: Fund Manager Geography: Americas Impact: Community Development

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Department for International Development (DFID) (U


United Kingdom of Great Britai

The Department for International Development (DFID) leads the UK s work to end extreme poverty. DFID ending the need for aid by creating jobs unlocking the potential of girls and women and helping to save lives when humanitarian emergencies hit.

Type: Government Geography: Global Impact: Community Development

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Global Communities


United States of America

Global Communities (formerly CHF International) is an international non profit organization that works closely with communities worldwide to bring about sustainable changes that improve the lives and livelihoods of the vulnerable. Development is not something we do for people it is something we do with them. We believe that the people who understand their needs best are the people of the community itself. We make a difference by engaging with communities governments the private sector and NGOs as partners for good bringing together complementary strengths and shared responsibilities to work toward common goals.

Type: Other Capital Providers Geography: Americas Impact: Community Development

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Go Campaign


United States of America

GO Campaign identifies deserving Local Heroes throughout the world and partners with these grassroots organizations to provide children and young adults with critical services resources and needed opportunities. GO Campaign offer support and raise awareness about these small highly impactful organizations that might not otherwise come to your attention.GO Campaign improves the lives of orphans and vulnerable children around the world by partnering with local heroes to deliver local solutions. GO Campaign connects donors to high impact grassroots projects aimed at changing lives and transforming communities one child at a time. GO Campaign identifies deserving Local Heroes throughout the world and partners with these grassroots organizations to provide children and young adults with critical services resources and needed opportunities. We offer support and raise awareness about these small highly impactful organizations that might not otherwise come to your attention. Our partners develop programs to provide children and young adults with basic human needs such as shelter food clean water education medical care vocational training and income generating activities. In addition to giving these children the opportunities they deserve our mission is also to give our donors people like you the opportunity to connect and make a difference. We give you the chance to donate to the project of your choice to receive follow up reports on progress and even go and visit a project if you can. You are part of the solution equation and by cutting out the red tape and waste associated with many of the larger aid organizations we present you with the opportunity to have lasting impact on children s lives. In this way GO Campaign offers you a diverse portfolio of investment opportunities and there s no investment more worthy of our attention than the future of children everywhere.

Type: Other Capital Channels & Intermediaries Geography: United States of America Impact: Health Improvement

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Grameen Bank


United States of America

Grameen Foundation is a global nonprofit organization that brings innovative and sustainable solutions to the fight against poverty and hunger. Together with local partners we equip families women and smallholder farmers with resources and services that expand financial inclusion strengthen resilience enhance health and improve livelihoods.

Type: Foundation Geography: Asia Impact: Access to Financial Services

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Grand Challenges Canada


Canada

Grand Challenges Canada is dedicated to supporting bold ideas with big impact in global health. They are funded by the Government of Canada and they fund innovators in low and middle income countries and Canada. The bold ideas integrate science and technology social and business innovation (they call this Integrated Innovation) and they work to catalyze scale sustainability and impact. Grand Challenges have a determined focus on results and saving and improving lives.Grand Challenges Canada is dedicated to supporting Bold Ideas with Big Impact. Funded by the Government of Canada and other partners Grand Challenges Canada funds innovators in low and middle income countries and Canada. The bold ideas Grand Challenges Canada supports integrate science and technology social and business innovation known as Integrated Innovation. One of the largest impact first investors in Canada and with a feminist investment approach Grand Challenges Canada has supported a pipeline of over 800 innovations in more than 80 countries. Grand Challenges Canada estimates that these innovations have the potential to save up to 1 million lives and improve up to 28 million lives by 2030.

Type: Government Geography: Africa Impact: Access to Financial Services

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Heifer International


United States of America

Heifer International does so much more than put food in the mouths of hungry people. Heifer helps people feed themselves. The goal of every Heifer project is sustainability project partners achieving self reliance.Heifer makes commitment at 2011 Clinton Global Initiative Annual meeting to help tens of thousands of families in Haiti Heifer announces its new approach Beyond Subsistence to scale up program impact 2010 Heifer names Pierre Ferrari its new Chief Executive Officer Jo Luck as President of Heifer International awarded the co laureate of the World Food Prize Manchester College Display Case with Jan Shrock daughter of Dan West Direct Marketing Association's Nonprofit Federation names Heifer International Nonprofit Organization of the year Heifer response to the earthquake in Haiti by helping residents rebuild. 2008 Heifer International receives the Bon Appetit Award 1. Heifer given the National AIA Honor Award for 2008 See All

Type: Other Capital Providers Geography: Asia Impact: Community Development

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Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA)


United States of America

Innovations for Poverty Action is a nonprofit dedicated to discovering what works to help the world s poor. IPA fight poverty with innovation evidence and action rigorously evaluating programs in order to understand what interventions are most cost effective. They work around the world in the areas of agriculture education health finance governance social protection and post conflict recovery. They have over 400 projects completed or underway in 51 countries.

Type: Foundation Geography: United States of America Impact: Access to Financial Services

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Playing for Change Foundation


United States of America

Playing For Change is a multimedia movement created to inspire connect and bring peace to the world through music. The Playing For Change Foundation (PFCF) was established in 2007 and is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. They are driven to create positive change through music and arts education. They support music schools and programs that are created and operated by the local community and then purposefully connect those communities around the world.

Type: Foundation Geography: United States of America Impact: Access to Education

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RENEW LLC


US

RENEW is an impact investment and advisory firm that manages and serves the Impact Angel Network a global network of investors that seeks to make both social impact and financial returns on their investments in Africa. RENEW's largest office is in Addis Ababa Ethiopia where it manages its investment operations. The RENEW team is made up of financial analysts lawyers and business consultants with extensive experience in Africa.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: United States of America Impact: Capacity Building

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Spark Ventures


United States of America

Spark Ventures is an innovative non-profit with a mission to provide sustainable solutions that lift communities out of poverty. Through philanthropic investments in social businesses, Spark Ventures leverages charitable contributions to provide ongoing funding for high-impact programming in education, health and nutrition.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: Europe Impact: Capacity Building

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USAID-Development Innovation Ventures


United States of America

Development Innovation Ventures (DIV) is an open competition supporting breakthrough solutions to the world's most intractable development challengesinterventions that could change millions of lives at a fraction of the usual cost.

Type: Government Geography: Global Impact: Community Development

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