Accion Venture Lab is an investment initiative that provides patient seed capital and support to innovative financial inclusion start-ups, fostering experimentation and promoting business models that improve financial access for people living in poverty worldwide.
Acumen Fund is a non-profit global venture fund that uses entrepreneurial approaches to solve the problems of global poverty. Their investments focus on delivering affordable, critical goods and services - like health, water, housing and energy - through innovative, market-oriented approaches.
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.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation works with partner organizations worldwide to tackle critical problems in four program areas: Global Development, Global Health, United States, and Global Policy & Advocacy.
The Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation is a venture philanthriopy firm founded on a belief in the power of innovation and a conviction that with bold foundation support, passionate individuals can change the world.
E+Co invests services and capital in high impact small and growing clean energy businesses in developing countries.
Echoing Green is a global nonprofit organization that provides fellowships, seed-stage funding and strategic support to social entrepreneurs globally.
The majority of innovators and solution providers listed in our database are from Small/Medium Businesses (SMBs). FinImpact works to support these business owners in the United States to find the resources and funding opportunities that best meet their needs. They have also put together a blog post on "How to Support Black-Owned Small Businesses". Here you will find various ways that you can help black-owned businesses to survive COVID and to show your support for the current Black Lives Matter movement.
Fundes International assists small and medium enterprises to access funding in Central and South America.
Global Hand is a matching service helping corporate/ community groups partner with NGOs: a non-profit brokerage facilitating public/ private partnership.
Grameen Foundation provides direct loans to small institutions and gives loan guarantees that enable larger institutions to secure funding from their local banks. Through the combination of microfinance, technology and innovative solutions the Foundation works to invest in and promote local social entrepreneurs as a means to fight global poverty.
Indiegogo, an online crowdfunding platform, offers a 25% discount on our platform fees for any campaign that is raising funds for a nonprofit institution registered as 501(c)(3) in the United States.
Kiva Zip allows you to discover inspirational borrowers making a positive impact in their communities. Then support an entrepreneur's dream by making a loan to empower their business and livelihood. Receive repayments on your loan and receive updates on the impact you helped create. Lastly, use your repayments to support another borrower and increase your impact.
The Livelihoods Fund supports the efforts of poor rural communities in developing countries to restore their natural ecosystems, which improves their food security, increases their economic revenues, and improves their livelihoods. The Livelihoods Fund invests in three types of projects (agroforestry, mangrove restoration, rural energy) during an investment period of 3 to 4 years.
Planet Finance is an international non-governmental organisation specializing in various microfinance -related services including FinanCités which invests directly in microentreprenarial projects in deprived urban areas.
Razoo is an online crowdfunding platform that promotes and provides online charitable giving solutions that support a new era in philanthropy. By leveraging secure and efficient technologies, the Razoo Foundation seeks to provide robust, high-value, low-cost end-to-end solutions for donors and nonprofits to easily fundraise and engage in charitable giving activities.
The Segal Family Foundation is led by a small team with a proactive, informed approach to development. SFF strives to improve the lives of people in Sub-Saharan Africa by seeking out and supporting grassroots solutions that might otherwise be overlooked. SFF finds and funds the rising stars creating these solutions.
StartingBloc is built on the belief that a small, committed group of people can change the world. StartingBloc brings together social entrepreneurs, activists, educators, and innovators working to create change. StartingBloc also offers access to the resources, projects and support that entrepreneurs need to create positive social impact.
Sustainable Development Technology Canada is a not-for-profit organization that grants funding for the development and demonstration of new technologies that address issues of climate change, clean air, water and soil quality. NB Grants are for work primarily conducted in Canada.
Triodos Bank lends and invests in companies, institutions and projects that add cultural value and benefit people and the environment, in the fields of microfinance, sustainable trade, renewable energy and venture capital.