Venture Philanthropy Organization in English world.
Acumen Fund is a non-profit global venture fund that invests in enterprises that serve the poor.
Investments focus on delivering affordable, critical goods and services—like health, water, housing, energy, and agricultural inputs and services—through innovative, market-oriented approaches.
Children’s Investment Fund Foundation¶
Children’s Investment Fund Foundation is an independent, nonprofit, philanthropic grant-making organization that uses private equity to make high impact investments to improve the lives of children living in poverty in developing countries.
Children living in poverty in developing countries.
- Survive & Thrive
- Child Protection
New Profitis a national venture philanthropy fund designed to provide the necessary resources for social entrepreneurs to achieve their visions.
- Economic Empowerment
- Early Childhood Development
- Public Health
NewSchools Venture Fund¶
NewSchools Venture Fund is anational nonprofit venture philanthropy firm that seeks to transform public education—particularly for underserved students—by supporting education entrepreneurs, helping them grow their organizations to scale, and helping to connect their work to broader systems change.
- Innovative Schools
- Diverse Leaders
- Tools & Services for students and teachers.
Robin Hood Foundation¶
Robin Hood finds, funds, and partners with programs that have proven they are an effective remedy to poverty and are a consistent force for good in the lives of New Yorkers in need.
- Early childhood and youth
- Jobs & Economy security
Social Venture Partners¶
Social Venture Partners (SVP) works to build capacity of non-profit organizations and develop their knowledge and skills as philanthropists.
Provide organizations' capacity building.
Susan Crown Exchange¶
The Susan Crown Exchange is “a social investment organization with a fresh approach to catalyzing change through philanthropy.” It explores how agency and resilience play a role in connecting others, and the organization focuses on social and emotional learning. Their mission is to drive social change, and they are so successful with what they set out to achieve.
Social and emotional learning (in digital)
Focuses on scalability and partners with the University of Chicago on important research. Their mission statement reads, “We believe the young people of Chicago possess incredible potential. Chicago Beyond aims to help realize that potential.” They take a three-step approach, which consists of sourcing and supporting innovative programs that improve education and increase safety for young Chicgoans, investing in research and sparking further philanthropic and public investments that improve the lives of these young people.
- Healing Hurt People Chicago http://healinghurtpeoplechicago.org/
Through assessment, psycho-education, intensive case management, group therapy and mentoring, Healing Hurt People Chicago helps youth who’ve been violently injured, so they can heal both physically and emotionally.
- One Summer Chicago Plus http://onesummerchicago.org/
Connects youth from high-poverty, underserved communities with a 20-hour week summer job, a mentor, cognitive behavioural therapy and social skill-building for seven weeks. Chicago Beyond’s $4 million investment will serve 3,000 young people over the summer on the city’s south and west sides.
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation¶
The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation prioritizes organization leaders with transformative ideas, insists on results and assists with thought-partners and bench-marking and scrutinizes for proper leadership to leverage the investment. The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation makes grants to promising people and organizations working to improve public schools, advance scientific and medical research and make the arts accessible to the broadest public.
- public schools
- advance scientific
- medical research
- make the arts accessible
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund¶
is a community of more than 200 individuals and families who have come together to learn about effective giving and pool their resources to support innovative social ventures. SV2’s model of engaged, collaborative giving has four components: grants and impact investing, learning programs, capacity building, and family engagement. This powerful combination of activities enables the fund to learn more and create more impact.
Grants depend on the issues that the partners want to address, which differs each round. Once an area is defined, SV2 will research the landscape to identify potential organizations to invest in. Previous grantees have a Bay Area presence, although many operate abroad. Like many venture philanthropy funds, SV2 works with grantees to improve their ability to deliver effective programs.
- At-risk youth
- Economy opportunity & Employment
- Social service & safety net