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Acumen Fund


United States of America

The Acumen Fund's mission is to create a world beyond poverty by investing in social enterprises emerging leaders and breakthrough ideas. The Acumen Fund's vision is that one day every human being will have access to the critical goods and services they need including affordable health water housing energy agricultural inputs and services so that they can make decisions and choices for themselves and unleash their full human potential. This is where dignity starts not just for the poor but for everyone on earth.

Type: Investment Fund Manager Geography: United States of America Impact: Access to Financial Services

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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: Community Development

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EDA CapitalConnect


India

CapitalConnect is an online marketplace that allows socialenterprises institutional lenders and investors worldwide tocommunicate with one another initiate financial transactions and analyse market trends. Their objective is to increase capital flow into the development sector and to provide all social enterprises with access to the capital they need no matter their size location or familiarity with global financial markets.

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

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Endeavor Global


United States of America

Endeavor is the only non-profit that supports high-impact entrepreneurs in emerging markets. Their "mentor capitalist" model breaks down economic and cultural barriers to entrepreneurship through advising from their network of world-class business leaders.

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

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Global Giving


The world is full of problems. GlobalGiving is full of solutions. Solutions run by innovative, grassroots projects and organizations that are working to educate children, feed the hungry, build houses, train women (and men) with job skills, and hundreds of other amazing things. GlobalGiving is a charity fundraising web site that gives social entrepreneurs and non-profits from anywhere in the world a chance to raise the money that they need to improve their communities.

Type: Foundation Geography: Global Impact: Community Development

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GoodCompany


United States of America

GoodCompany Ventures catalyzes start-ups with innovative solutions to big, unmet social needs. GoodCompany entrepreneurs get a great place to work in Philadelphia, a community of like-minded entrepreneurs, and access to a network of capital sources and expert advisors. They champion models that offer investors both financial return and social impact.

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

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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: United States of America Impact: Access to Financial Services

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Masdar City


United Arab Emirates

The Masdar Initiative is positioning Abu Dhabi as a global leader and hub for the research and development of renewable energy and sustainable technology.

Type: Investor Network Geography: United Arab Emirates Impact: Access to Education

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Microplace


United States of America

MicroPlace was founded in 2007 to enable individuals in the United States to make investments that create positive social and economic impact while earning a financial return. Thousands of you joined us on this journey investing more than $58 million to help individuals and communities in the US and around the world.

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

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Skoll Foundation


United States of America

Jeff Skoll created The Skoll Foundation in 1999 to pursue his vision of a sustainable world of peace and prosperity. Led by CEO Sally Osberg since 2001 their mission is 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. Social entrepreneurs are society s change agents creators of innovations that disrupt the status quo and transform their world for the better. By identifying the people and programs already bringing positive change around the world they empower them to extend their reach deepen their impact and fundamentally improve society.

Type: Foundation Geography: Asia Impact: Access to Education

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The Lemelson Foundation


United States of America

The Lemelson Foundation uses the power of invention to improve lives by inspiring and enabling the next generation of inventors and invention based enterprises to promote economic growth in the US and social and economic progress for the poor in developing countries. Established by prolific US inventor Jerome Lemelson and his wife Dorothy in 1992 and lead by the Lemelson family to date the Foundation has provided or committed more than $175 million in grants and Program Related Investments in support of its mission.

Type: Foundation Geography: United States of America Impact: Generate Funds for Charitable Giving

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United Prosperity


United States of America

Person to person loan guaranteeing website which helps you combat global poverty and multiply the impact of your money through loan guarantees.United Prosperity presents you the opportunity to directly help poor entrepreneurs and transform the lives of poor families and communities in the world.

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

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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: Income/Productivity Growth

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