In most cases our initial grants are project specific. If an organization’s mission aligns closely with our mission, we may consider funding general operations. In general we do not make multi-year commitments to new grantseekers. We do not fund individuals, underwrite events or fund capital projects.
Several of our social enterprise and market-enabling partners now operate internationally across Asia, Africa and Latin America – delivering major social and environmental impact.
We form long-term partnerships with a small number of potential game-changers: pioneers of new products and services that deliver social and environmental benefit to low-income consumers.
We work to identify market failures behind four specific global challenges and use our networks to find possible partners. We’re looking for market-based solutions that can earn income, achieve financial independence and deliver significant impact on a global scale.
We deploy a blend of patient grant funding, extensive business skills and market links to accelerate innovation, help early-stage social enterprises achieve scale and financial independence and create specialist “market enablers” to remove barriers to scale and promote widespread replication.