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Impact Investors Tag: Social Innovation 10

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Ashoka


United States of America

Ashoka is 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. Founded by Bill Drayton in 1980, Ashoka has provided start-up financing, professional support services, and connections to a global network across the business and social sectors, and a platform for people dedicated to changing the world. Ashoka launched the field of social entrepreneurship and has activated multi-sector partners across the world who increasingly look to entrepreneurial talent and new ideas to solve social problems.

Type: Accelerator/Incubator Geography: United States of America Impact: Capacity Building

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CalSo


United States of America

CALSO is a nonprofit corporation organized under the Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation Law of California. The corporation is organized and operated specifically for charitable purpose within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986. CALSO is building an inclusive society where all people have the opportunity to reach their full potential by developing a comprehensive approach towards poverty. Indeed, they know from experience that each exclusion situation is a mix of several unresolved issues (health, housing, environmental, psychological, etc.). That is why they believe it is important to develop integrated and holistic solutions.

Type: Accelerator/Incubator Geography: United States of America Impact: Employment Generation

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Compartamos con Colombia


Colombia

Compartamos con Colombia is a multi enterprise corporation nonprofit organization that focuses on developing leaders transfer knowledge and build capacity in organizations in order to increase its contribution to social development. Compartamos con Colombia is a non profit organization that based on a multi purpose collaborative model seeks to promote support and promote high impact social initiatives. Its purpose is to strengthen the social sector channeling the knowledge of leading professional services firms that believe in the importance of its contribution to the social transformation of Colombia.

Type: Accelerator/Incubator Geography: Colombia Impact: Agricultural Productivity

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CUBE


United States of America

The CUBE is a space for social entrepreneurs to put their ideas for solving the world s greatest problems into practice. It is an experiential learning lab where young social entrepreneurs can test ideas take risks experience accountability evaluate impact and incorporate feedback into their social enterprise. Housed at the Campus Y the Center for Social Justice at UNC Chapel Hill teams have 24/7 access to a co working space equipped with technology equipment furniture and a kitchenette.

Type: Geography: United States of America Impact:

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Feed the Future Partnering for Innovation


United States of America

The new Feed the Future Partnering for Innovation program supported through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Fintrac Inc. aims to engage the private sector and put transformational technologies into the hands of smallholder farmers in developing countries to quickly and sustainably improve their productivity and incomes. By fostering partnerships and promoting innovation It can help unlock the potential of small scale farmers and catalyze broad based economic growth and trade to advance global food security Tjada McKenna Feed the Future s Deputy Coordinator for Development.

Type: Accelerator/Incubator Geography: United Republic of Tanzania Impact: Employment Generation

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Goldhirsh Foundation


United States of America

Goldhirsh Foundation connect the dots between the best emerging innovations and the financial social and human capital to make them thrive. Goldhirsh Foundation exist for social innovators and are run by social innovators. Goldhirsh Foundation find smart people doing creative things and Goldhirsh Foundation give them the tools to do them better. Goldhirsh Foundation identify gaps then support those on the first line of response. If holes remain Goldhirsh Foundation incubate solutions.

Type: Foundation Geography: United States of America Impact: Capacity Building

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Halloran Philanthropies


United States

Halloran's Ecosystem Approach seeks to catalyze change making solutions to improve business and communities through inspiring collaborations in order to accelerate a positive social change and a holistic approach to human well being. Halloran philanthropies recognizes social entrepreneurs as powerful catalysts who transform the way the world does business. We utilize our resources and network to support the advancement of social innovations and sustainable enterprises primarily in Mexico Colombia Brazil India and the United States.

Type: Other Capital Providers Geography: Americas Impact: Capacity Building

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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

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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 Education

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International Diaspora Engagement Alliance


United States of America

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton launched IdEA at the inaugural Global Diaspora Forum in May 2011. IdEA is a non partisan non profit organization managed via a public private partnership between the the U.S. Department of State the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Migration Policy Institute (MPI).IdEA opens opportunities for diaspora communities to give back to their countries of origin or ancestry. IdEA s activities are organized around five principal pillars entrepreneurship volunteerism philanthropy social innovation and diplomacy.Diaspora communities make vital but little recognized contributions to the progress of their countries of origin or ancestry. They often share goals with governments businesses and NGOs.

Type: Government Geography: United States of America Impact: Capacity Building

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