Find, fund and support exceptional leaders with passion, tenacity and vision.Borrowing from our venture capital legacy, we have created a simple yet unique model for working with social entrepreneurs: we find, fund and support leaders with exceptional promise and impactful ideas that have the potential to scale. Over the past fifteen years, we have seen our portfolio organizations materially impact the lives of millions.
Through exhaustive due diligence on hundreds of potential portfolio opportunities, including working in close contact with networks and institutions across the public, private and non-profit sectors, a select group of exceptional leaders and organizations become part of our portfolio.
Two beliefs drive our funding model: 1) unrestricted capital is the most precious capital that social entrepreneurs need to build their organizations; and 2) multi-year funding, as opposed to a one-time grant, is a critical success factor in helping great organizations achieve scale.
Just giving early stage organizations money and checking in periodically isn’t enough. Our approach is different. We partner with the leaders of our portfolio organizations and provide rigorous, ongoing support, including taking a board seat for three years. We work day and night with our entrepreneurs, opening our networks, facilitating meetings, convening critical resources and working side by side with each leader to help them reach their full potential and build their organization to scale.