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Founded in 1970 with the goal of sharing the expertise and experience of the Desjardins Group with emerging and developing countries Developpement international Desjardins (DID) celebrated 40 years of operations in 2010. A pioneer in the deployment and development of microfinance (also known as community finance) around the world DID today is a world leader in this sector.
|Type: Other Capital Channels & Intermediaries||Geography: Americas||Impact: Access to Financial Services|
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|
The Initiative for Global Development (IGD) is a 501(c)(3) organization that drives significant poverty reduction by catalyzing business growth and investment in the developing world. IGD brings together an influential Frontier Leader network of CEOs and senior executives with the interest and capacity to make strategic investments in high-need regions, with a current focus on Africa. Through its network, IGD fosters global connections, shares frontier market knowledge and insight, and promotes business-driven development to create economic growth and opportunity that can lift generations from poverty.
|Type: Accelerator/Incubator||Geography: Americas||Impact: Capacity Building|
United States of America
SEED SPOT is a social impact incubator educating accelerating and investing in entrepreneurs building products services and technologies that improve lives. SEED SPOT is nationally ranked by Gust as one of the Top 20 Accelerators in the World and in 2015 was named by Cisco & UBI Global as one of the Top 3 Social Impact Incubators in the United States. SEED SPOT runs two impact areas Communities and Schools. SEED SPOT Communities supports local ecosystems empowering adult entrepreneurs through two programs the 2 Day Launch Camp and the Impact Accelerator. SEED SPOT Schools empowers high schools to teach social entrepreneurs with Explore Intro to Impact Driven Entrepreneurship and Build Designing an Impact Driven Business. For more information visit seedspot.org.
|Type: Accelerator/Incubator||Geography: United States of America||Impact: Access to Financial Services|