Acumen is changing the way the world tackles poverty by investing in companies, leaders and ideas. We invest patient capital in businesses whose products and services are enabling the poor to transform their lives. Founded by Jacqueline Novogratz in 2001, Acumen has invested more than $111 million in 104 companies across Africa, Latin America, South Asia and the United States. We are also developing a global community of emerging leaders with the knowledge, skills and determination to create a more inclusive world. In 2015, Acumen was named one of Fast Company’s Top 10 Most Innovative Not-for-Profit Companies. Learn more at www.acumen.org and on Twitter @Acumen
Ceniarth is a single-family office, and related private foundation, focused on funding market-based solutions that benefit underserved communities. Ceniarth primarily engages in rural, marginalized regions in sectors such as agriculture, financial services, energy, and affordable housing. Ceniarth makes full use of its entire portfolio in these efforts and is active in making both mission-related and program-related investments.
Our Vision - Across Colorado each of us can say: “We have all we need to live healthy lives.” Our Mission - Improve the health of Coloradans. Our Belief - Health is a basic human right. Our Cornerstones 1) We serve Coloradans who have low income and/or historically have had less power or privilege. 2) We are informed by the community and those we exist to serve. 3) We do everything with the intent of creating health equity.
We connect social entrepreneurs with the resources they need, convene events to strengthen the ecosystems of impact investing and social entrepreneurship, and catalyze 100% of our balance sheet for impact.
CSH advances solutions that use housing as a platform for services to improve the lives of the most vulnerable, maximize public resources and build healthy communities. CSH is a Community Development Financial Institution that is the national leader in helping communities across the country create supportive housing to prevent and end homelessness. Since inception in 1991, CSH has been advancing innovative solutions that use housing as a platform for services to improve lives, maximize public resources, build healthy communities and break the cycle of intergenerational poverty which has resulted in transformed lives for more than 200,000 people. CSH’s loans and grants of $640M have been instrumental in developing supportive housing all over the country.
DWS (prior named Deutsche Asset Management) is a global asset manager with a 20 year + history in ESG and impact investments. We believe that responsible investing can improve capital allocation decisions and enhance financial market stability. Our Sustainable Investments business mobilizes public and private capital with the objective of generating a return on investment and positive social and environmental outcomes for society. We work with all business divisions to advance ESG integration in line with client interests, business-specific goals, and tools to enhance risk-adjusted returns. We strive to improve corporate governance across our holdings.
EJF Philanthropies is focusing on a creating a healthier food system through grants and impact investments. Additional grantmaking priorities include: improving child health in the Washington, DC region; supporting wildlife conservation; collaborating with other funders to support vibrant Jewish life in the United States; funding veterinary research and helping shelters care for sick dogs; and increasing opportunities for students in Washington, DC schools.