Placing impact at our core
Our primary objective for impact assessment is to learn and improve. We conduct surveys and focus groups at the end of every program to understand how valuable the experience was to participants, and we’ve started tracking problem-specific metrics to understand what effect our programs are having on the ultimate goal of tackling problems.
We have supported 545 ventures in total.
These ventures are working in 96 countries around the world.
Europe & Central Asia
Middle East & North Africa
East Asia & Pacific
Latin America & Caribbean
They are addressing these issues
And creating impact around the globe
Our purpose is to grow our ventures’ capacity so they can go out and make big changes in the world.
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in funding collectively raised
average increase in revenues within two years of our program
average increase in funding within two years of our program
All of this impact comes from others
The impact we measure is all thanks to our curated network who work together to ensure social ventures can deepen their work and scale their scope.
Read about moments of bravery that have created lasting impact
"I grew up in a household with a strong feminist mother, a supportive father, and with the understanding that I could do anything I put my mind to. Yet at 20 years old, I was unable to recognize or admit to myself or others that I was in an abusive relationship. I was able to extricate myself from that relationship, but it changed my perception of strength and the origin of confidence."
"About three weeks after first conceiving Eneza, I made a decision. Over my first meal of the day, a banana split at 5pm, I called up the top-ten business school where I was enrolled and told them I wanted to cancel my enrollment. When they asked me why, I responded, “I have an idea, and it can change the lives of half a billion children. It’s important.""
"Reading newspapers in a small, one room library in an Indian village was my lens to the outside world. I read about opulence and abundance beyond my imagination and abject poverty with starving children. From immigrating to the United States for college, taking the first right job, and to my early retirement, there have been many trials, tribulations and triumphs—each requiring the courage to travel across uncharted territories. "
"Like most Haitian-Americans, I heard about the earthquake in Haiti from family, followed by the words, "turn on the news." For the first 12 hours I watched, listened, and grieved. But I could only do that briefly, because grieving can be done after helping the living. "
"Six of the ten places in the United States with the dirtiest air are in California. My family and I live in Oakland, a city ranked fourth on the list. Heavy smog and soot in the air has left my community riddled with poverty, expensive groceries, and sicker people. This was not the Oakland I envisioned growing up nor is it the future I wish for my kids."