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$1.1 million of Impact Investments

Realize Impact launched its Philanthropic Investment Grant service in the last few days of February, 2020. The purpose was to make it easy for anyone with a donor advised fund, private foundation, or any donor to turn philanthropic giving into impact investments. $1,100,000+ Donors love that simplicity. In its first three months, over $1,100,000 of new impact investments have been made, into five...

#3: Africa Eats

The coronavirus pandemic brings more than a healthcare crisis to Africa, it brings disruptions to the food supply chain that will likely cause widespread hunger and starvation. The food system is already far from ideal, with (at least) 40% of that food never being eaten due to post-harvest losses (Rockefeller Foundation studies). Adding to these issues are the friction of closed borders...

#2: Truss Fund

The Truss Fund is provides emergency, 0% interest loansof up to $100,000 to market-driven social enterprisesaiming to end global poverty and protect the planet. The Fund is designed for enterprises that have beenespecially hard-hit by the pandemic, and who are graduatesof the GBSI Accelerator at Miller Center. The Truss Fund is managed by Beneficial Returns, an impact investment debt fund that...

#1: Fledge

Fledge is a global network of conscious company accelerators and investment funds, helping entrepreneurs create impactful companies and co-ops at scale through intense, short programs filled with education, guidance, and a massive amount of mentorship. Each city runs (up to) one session per year. Each city’s program is a bit different from the others’, but all are focused on mission-driven for...

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