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Benevolent


United States of America

The mission of Benevolent is to bring dignity and self determination to both sides of the giving equation illuminating the realities of life on the edge of sustainability.Benevolent makes it possible for everyday donors to give to help one low income individual over one hurdle at one moment in time. We work exclusively in partnership with local nonprofits and public agencies so that every person's story presented on the Benevolent platform is validated and managed professionally and locally.Donors contribute to help with things like uniforms for someone to accept a job laptops for school and security deposits and furniture for people exiting homelessness or domestic violence. At Benevolent we know that the opportunities and challenges that pop up in the lives of striving low income families are as unique as the families themselves. We believe in helping people follow the paths and reach the goals they ve set for themselves.

Type: Foundation Geography: United States of America Impact: Community Development

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Beyond Capital Fund


United States of America

Beyond Capital Fund supports high potential entrepreneurs with innovative business models helping to fight poverty. Their investments address critical human needs providing basic services which are not currently available through traditional markets.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: Eastern Africa Impact: Capacity Building

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Blue Ventures


United Kingdom of Great Britai

Blue Ventures is a science led social enterprise that works with coastal communities to develop transformative approaches for nurturing and sustaining locally led marine conservation.

Type: Foundation Geography: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Impact: Community Development

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Calvert Foundation


United States of America

Calvert Foundation harnesses the power of investing to connect cultivate and inspire those who want to shape the world for good.Our work is focused on connecting investors to organizations that strengthen communities and sustain our planet. Through our flagship product the Community Investment Note we offer investors the opportunity to invest with us. Since 1995 more than 18000 investors have invested over $1.5 billion through the Note. Today the Note is available to to both accredited and non accredited investors through our website and hundreds of brokerage firms in the U.S.

Type: Other Capital Channels & Intermediaries Geography: Africa Impact: Health Improvement

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Cooperative Fund of New England


CFNE advances community based, cooperative and democratically owned or managed enterprises with preference to those that serve low income communities through: · provision of prompt financial assistance at reasonable rates · provision of an investment opportunity that promotes socially conscious enterprise; and · development of a regional reservoir of business skills with which to assist these groups.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: Northern America Impact: Affordable Housing

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Golden Lane Housing


United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Irela

Golden Lane Housing works with people with a learning disability to provide supported housing around which they can build their lives. We were established as an independent registered charity by Mencap in 1998 to help tackle the immense challenges that people with a learning disability face in finding a home.Since our inception we have invested 102.4 million transforming the lives of over 1700 people with a wide range of needs in more than 750 properties across England Wales and Northern Ireland. Each year we house over 100 people and continually find innovate ways to provide suitable housing solutions in this ever changing society.

Type: Other Capital Providers Geography: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Irela Impact: Community Development

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Hackney Pirates


United Kingdom of Great Britai

The Hackney Pirates is an enterprising charity working to develop the literacy, confidence and perseverance of young people in Hackney, so that they achieve both in school and in the world beyond.

Type: Accelerator/Incubator Geography: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Impact: Access to Education

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Hands With Hands


This Hands-with-Hands initiative has emerged since 2001 from the collaboration of several friends, primarily Kira Kay, Dipendra KC., Sharada Basnet, Shila Pandey, Ram KC, Riya & Saroja Thapa, Neel Shahi, Bikash Shahi, Rafael Ebner, Coen Völker, Nina Cejnar and more recently, Elizabeth Smith. All their team and supporters are pro bono workers for HandswithHands and also cover their extra expenses (e.g. for traveling) themselves. All funds go directly to the people of Nepal who are most in need, not to big organisations or government bodies which have potential for corruption. With this, 100% of donations arrive where they are most needed.

Type: Accelerator/Incubator Geography: Nepal Impact: Capacity Building

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Incofin


Belgium

Incofin Investment Management (Incofin IM) manages funds that invest in microfinance institutions (MFIs) in developing countries. MFIs provide financial services, such as credits, savings and insurances, to people who cannot have recourse to regular banks. As a specialist in rural microfinancing, Incofin IM’s main goal is to reach out to people who live in more secluded rural areas and/or who are active in the agricultural sector.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: Latin America and the Caribbean Impact: Agricultural Productivity

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Media Development Investment Fund


United States of America

MDIF provides affordable financing and technical assistance to independent news and information businesses in challenging environments helping them to become financially sustainable. We invest in media that provide the news information and debate that people need to build free thriving societies. MDIF has invested more than $226 million in over 117 independent news businesses in 41 countries since 1996. Our dedicated team of highly skilled professionals help clients build financially viable businesses while providing real financial and social returns to a wide range of impact investors. MDIF is a New York registered not for profit corporation with 501(c)(3) public charity status.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: Asia Impact: Access to Information

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REDF


United States of America

REDF is building a new industry that creates jobs for people who are willing and able to work, but face the toughest time getting a job.

Type: Accelerator/Incubator Geography: North America Impact: Access to Education

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responsAbility Social Investments AG


CH

responsAbility use investments to empower people at the base of the global income pyramid. They help them realize their economic potential by giving them access to markets information and other services important for their development from which they were previously excluded. responsAbility offers financing to businesses and initiatives in developing countries and emerging markets adapted to their needs and circumstances.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: Global Impact:

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Shared Interest


United States of America

Shared Interest works as a catalyst for social and economic change in South Africa. Since thier inception in 1994 they have used loan guarantees to bridge the gap between South African banks and marginalized people previously considered unbankable during apartheid.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: Africa Impact: Income/Productivity Growth

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SharedImpact


China, Hong Kong Special Admin

SharedImpact uses your donations to lend money where it is needed. Your SharedImpact Account makes this easy and convenient and puts you in control.

Type: Other Capital Channels & Intermediaries Geography: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Impact: Equality & Empowerment/Minorities/Previously Excluded Populations

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Shivia


United Kingdom of Great Britai

Shivia is a UK-based charity, founded in 2008, with operations in India and Nepal. They are passionate about what they do and work very hard to empower the poorest to create livelihoods, boost income and inspire permanent change.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Impact: Access to Financial Services

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Sitawi


Brazil

The SITAWI is part of a new and important global movement that seeks to give civil society activities a high standard of excellence and efficiency. Thus the time and resources that are available to achieve maximum impact. Be in the financial field whether in the management SITAWI is an example to follow.

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

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The Bottletop Foundation


United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Irela

The Bottletop Foundation empowers disadvantaged young people to take control of their lives through health education and vocational training projects in turn supporting their wider communities.Their vision is for all young people worldwide to be equipped with the necessary health education transferable skills and self confidence necessary to make healthy informed choices and achieve their full potential.

Type: Foundation Geography: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Impact: Generate Funds for Charitable Giving

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The Ella Foundation


The ELLA Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit whose mission is to prevent violence and to advocate for human rights through education criminal justice reform and victim advocacy.

Type: Foundation Geography: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Impact: Human Rights Protection or Expansion

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Thera Trust


United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Irela

Thera is a charitable group of companies which support people with a learning disability with a diverse range of needs. Thera was first set up in 1998. We have grown from supporting 5 people in Cambridgeshire to providing a range of support across the UK for around 3000 people with a learning disability.As well as supporting people in their own home and in the community we offer a range of specialist support. This includes helping people to manage their own finances finding the right place to live and quality checks.Thera s vision is that people with a learning disability can be leaders in society.To demonstrate our commitment to fulfilling this vision 40% of our paid directors have lived experience of learning disability. As part of their role they ensure that Thera remains focused on providing high quality support which meets people s needs.

Type: Other Capital Providers Geography: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Irela Impact: Capacity Building

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Tusk Trust


United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Irela

Tusk is a dynamic and pioneering organisation with over 25 years of experience initiating and funding conservation community development and environmental education programmes across Africa.Since its formation in 1990 Tusk has invested more than 30 ($40) million into a wide range of projects across the continent. Tusk supports more than 60 field projects in 19 African countries that not only work to protect wildlife but also help to alleviate poverty through sustainable development and education amongst rural communities who live alongside the wildlife. As the ever expanding human population and its demand for more land brings increasing conflict with wildlife Tusk s aim is to forge an inextricable link between the preservation of Africa s natural heritage and the future of its land culture and people.

Type: Other Capital Providers Geography: Africa Impact: Income/Productivity Growth

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Uberis Capital


United Kingdom of Great Britai

UBERIS Capital is an impact investing venture capital firm with offices currently in Phnom Penh, Cambodia and London, United Kingdom. It supports the founding and expansion of high growth social enterprises that serve the base of the socio-economic pyramid.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Impact: Access to Financial Services

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