Criteria

Grantmaking

Criteria

While impact investing is the core of our work, we are also active grantmakers (our “impact-only” portfolio). We partner with small-budget grassroots organizations that offer life’s essentials, including education, food, shelter, healthcare, and love.

Our partners care for people’s overall well-being, promoting gender and racial equity, and cultivating economic opportunity. We look for small organizations without grand plans to scale, but rather a laser focus on their local community.

Grantmaking Criteria
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Geographies

Global.

Impact Themes

Livelihoods, quality healthcare, gender and racial equity, WASH, and child care, with a bias for gender-smart initiatives and proximate founders.

Primary SDGs

1 – No Poverty
3 – Good Health
5 – Gender Equality
8 – Decent Work
10 – Reduced Inequalities.

Organizational Type and Size

Grassroots organizations working in a local community with an annual budget under $1M.

Classification

Nonprofits – 501c3 or US fiscal sponsor partner.

Ticket Sizes

$5K-100K.

Grantmaking Portfolio
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Housing

Covenant House

USA

Years Funded: 2015-2020

Covenant House provides housing and supportive services to youth facing homelessness.

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Health

Dasra

India

Year Funded: 2021

Dasra is catalyzing India’s strategic philanthropy movement to transform a billion lives with dignity and equity.

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Health

Focusing Philanthropy

Global

Years Funded: 2018-2020

Focusing Philanthropy identifies areas of profound need, selects proven-effective intervention methods and implementing partners, and then develops highly leveraged giving opportunities in an effort to scale interventions that work.

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Health

Kidzcan Zimbabwe

Africa

Year Funded: 2022

Kidzcan Zimbabwe provides medical and psychosocial care to children living with cancer and blood disorders.

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Health

Libertas Center for Human Rights

USA

Year Funded: 2020

The Libertas Center for Human Rights provides survivors of torture and human rights violations in the NYC area with medical, mental health, social, and legal services to help them lead healthy and hopeful lives.

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Child Care

Manjushree Vidyapith School

India

Years Funded: 2019-2022

Manjushree Vidyapith Inclusion School cares for underserved children with education, food, shelter, healthcare, love, and more.

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Health

Possible Health

Nepal

Years Funded: 2010-2022

Possible Health works to address evidence, implementation, and policy gaps in the equity, quality, and accessibility of healthcare.

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Health

Rachel Swart Fund

Africa

Year Funded: 2022

The Rachel Swart Fund provides assistive devices for people with physical disabilities in South Africa and offers creative solutions to the disabled in rural areas.

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Child Care

Ramana’s Garden

India

Years Funded: 2020-2021

Ramana’s Garden offers the vision that every child, regardless of caste or creed, has the right to a home, proper nutrition, quality education, and primary health care.

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WASH

The Water Trust

Africa

Years Funded: 2008-2021

The Water Trust empowers rural communities in Uganda to provide clean water and healthy homes for children and their families to thrive.

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Child Care

Zanmi Beni

Haiti

Years Funded: 2015-2021

Zanmi Beni provides each child entrusted to their care with the opportunity and support necessary to reach his or her full potential in a safe, stable, and loving community.

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