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Access Ventures

United States of America

Access Ventures is an impact investment firm that builds more inclusive economies through mission aligned investments that enable communities to flourish. We work with organizations of all sizes from startups to enterprises in the private public and social sector. Our vision is to impact the world by providing capital to the best solutions and organizations with the most significant potential to challenge the status quo.We believe that all people should be valued and honored regardless of race ethnicity orientation economic status gender or religion. We propose an environment dictated not by self interest but by valuing the importance of helping others. We work to accurately identify the essentials needed to create investments that deliver financial social and environmental returns.

Type: Institutional Investor Geography: United States of America Impact: Community Development


Centre Square Foundation


Central Square Foundation (CSF) is a philanthropy fund and policy think tank focused on improving the quality of school education and learning outcomes of children from low income communities.

Type: Foundation Geography: India Impact: Capacity Building


D Prize

United States of America

Many solutions to poverty already exist the challenge is distributing these solutions to the people who need it most. D Prize tackles this by challenging social entrepreneurs to develop better ways to distribute proven life enhancing technologies and funding early stage startups that deliver the best results.D Prize is a call to the worldas boldest entrepreneurs. Can you design a new social enterprise and solve one of our distribution challenges? If selected we will award you up to $20000 to launch a pilot in Africa India or another other developing region. If your pilot is successful we will help you find future funding and grow to impact millions.

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


Delancey Street Foundation

United States of America

Delancey was founded in 1971 and has grown to serve thousands of residents in five locations throughout the United States.It began with 4 residents a thousand dollar loan and a dream to develop a new model to turn around the lives of people in poverty substance abusers former felons and others who have hit bottom by empowering the people with the problems to become the solution.They said they were going to take ex convicts and ex addicts and teach them to be teachers general contractors and truck drivers. They said it couldn t be done. theysaid they were going to take 250 people who had never worked and had no skills and teach them to build a 400000 square foot complex as our new home on the waterfront. They said it couldn t be done They said they were going to partner with colleges and get people who started out functionally illiterate to achieve bachelor of arts degrees. They said it couldn t be done. They said They were going to run successful restaurants moving companies furniture making and cafes and bookstores without any professional help. They said it couldn t be done. They said they were going to do all this with no staff no government funding and no professionals. They laughed and said it couldn t be done. They struggle a lot but they have been doing it. For over 40 years they have been developing a model of social entrepreneurship of education of rehabilitation and change that is exciting and full of hope. If you need help or want to help please contact us. Most of all they hope you can feel as inspired by ordinary people s abilities to achieve extraordinary accomplishments as they been.

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


Global Good Fund

United States of America

The Global Good Fund accelerates the development of high potential young leaders tackling the world’s greatest social issues. GGF achieve this by investing both human and financial capital in promising young leaders through their fellowship program. Fellows are paired with seasoned executives who serve as coaches, which is central to our leadership philosophy. The energy of the young leader, guided by the expertise of an experienced executive, becomes a powerful force for good in the world.

Type: Accelerator/Incubator Geography: United States of America Impact: Food Security


Heart Capital

South Africa

Heart Capital is a boutique social investment company based in Cape Town South Africa. They work in partnership with heart South Africa s first social enterprise incubator. Their goal is to drive significant social change in a financially sustainable way. They achieve this by combining the humanitarian mindset of philanthropy the value creating capacity of entrepreneurship and the time proven model of venture capital.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: South Africa Impact: Community Development


Impact Engine

Impact Engine is a venture capital and private equity investment firm focused on growing companies that generate positive outcomes in health education economic empowerment and environmental sustainability.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: Global Impact: Access to Financial Services


Sanghata Global

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Irela

Sanghata Global provides opportunities globally to entrepreneurs by enabling them to build businesses that have sustainable positive impact on their communities environments and the world.Sanghata Global is a non profit organization registered in the United Kingdom. Its sister the Sanghata Institute for Social Entrepreneurship and Investment is a 501 C3 company registered in the United States. Sanghata Global is a founding member of Village Capital.

Type: Other Capital Channels & Intermediaries Geography: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Irela Impact: Access to Financial Services


Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship


The Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship provides unparalleled platforms at the regional and global level to highlight and advance leading models of sustainable social innovation. It identifies a select community of social entrepreneurs and engages it in shaping global regional and industry agendas that improve the state of the world in close collaboration with the other stakeholders of the World Economic Forum.

Type: Accelerator/Incubator Geography: Switzerland Impact: Access to Information


SE Forum - Social Entrepreneurship Forum


Since 2004, SE Forum has been promoting social entrepreneurship and supporting entrepreneurs making an impact. Their members and partners work around the world to improve society’s pressing problems.

Type: Accelerator/Incubator Geography: Global Impact: Employment Generation


Society Impact


Society Impact was founded in 2012 as an inclusive platform of cooperation partners including banks philanthropists government and entrepreneurs . To increase the market for social enterprises in the Netherlands and to strengthen society Impact is the platform where all stakeholders will jointly societal urgent issues on site labor quality of life and integration approaches through entrepreneurship. These companies create social impact do so in a socially profitable way and are also financially profitable. To this end an experimental environment where space is available for short and long term pilots. In this environment are also working on creating the right framework conditions including on legislation and regulation.

Type: Investor Network Geography: Asia Impact: Access to Financial Services


The Social Entrepreneurs' Fund (TSEF)

United States of America

Founded in 2011 and based in New York City TSEF identifies strong entrepreneurs with proven business models with the intention of infusing capital into under served markets. Leveraging an investment committee of industry recognized investors and entrepreneurs TSEF is able to catalyze capital and offer access to a broad multi industry network of advisors in order to create powerful and sustainable forces of change.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: United States of America Impact: Community Development




Toniic is a global network of action oriented impact investors both individuals and institutions. They increase the velocity of money and services into impact investing to address global challenges. Their members commit to discover evaluate nurture and invest in entrepreneurs enterprises and funds that promote a just and sustainable economy.

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


Unreasonable Institute

United States of America

Unreasonable Institute is dedicated to tackling the world’s biggest problems by arming entrepreneurs who can take them on with the mentorship, capital, and lasting, robust network to make it happen. They do this by running multi-week, in person acceleration programs in Boulder, CO, USA; Kampala, Uganda; and Aguascalientes, Mexico (with more locations to launch soon).

Type: Accelerator/Incubator Geography: Global Impact: Access to Clean Water and Sanitation



United States of America

Zidisha is pioneering the first online microlending community to connect lenders and borrowers directly across international borders - overcoming previously insurmountable barriers of geography, wealth and circumstance.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: Oceania Impact: Access to Financial Services