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.
Focusing on economically distressed areas, Natural Capital Investment Fund catalyzes environmentally sustainable development by providing affordable, flexible capital and advisory services to small and emerging businesses that create employment. Through its business support, field building and policy activities, Natural Capital Investment Fund employs a holistic approach to address the complex, interwoven issues inherent in poverty alleviation, rural development and environmental sustainability. As a practitioner of sustainable development, Natural Capital Investment Fund demonstrates methods that help businesses, individuals and communities achieve tangible changes that result in enhanced personal or community assets.
Summit is an analytics advisory firm guiding federal agencies, financial institutions, and litigators as they decode their most complex analytical challenges. Summit's Mission-Oriented Finance team works with foundations and investors to deploy capital through impact investments, manage portfolios of grants and investments, and conduct impact evaluations to ensure robust mission-related and financial returns.
Venn Foundation (Venn) is a nonprofit public charity on a mission to unleash the full power of Program-Related Investments (PRIs) to advance charitable impact. By opening a special donor-advised fund called a Venn Account, any individual or organization can recommend that their charitable dollars be used by Venn to make PRIs. Venn can syndicate any one PRI among any number of Venn Accounts, which means that any combination of individuals, businesses, private foundations, public charities, and donor-advised funds can easily combine their resources into one PRI. Any financial returns from these PRIs go back to participating accounts for the donors to redeploy into new PRIs or to grant out as desired. Our vision is to create a new category of flexible, below-market-rate capital that can be directed creatively to projects and organizations across all sectors that are helping advance charitable goals.