Resources for Socially Conscious Investors

Social Enterprise Alliance (SEA), the nation’s largest social enterprise membership organization.

Social Innovation Fund of The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS),mobilizes public and private resources to grow promising, innovative community-based solutions that have evidence of compelling impact in three areas of priority need: economic opportunity, healthy futures, and youth development.

Roberts Enterprise Development Fund (REDF) is a venture philanthropy organization that invests in nonprofit-run businesses currently operating in California and expanding nationally.

Skoll Foundation drives large-scale change by investing in, connecting and celebrating social entrepreneurs and other innovators.

Seedco provides a variety of loans for such situations that nonprofit organizations face, including:Bridge or cash flow loan; working capital loan;capital/equipment financing loan; Start-up financing.

IRS tax on Unrelated Business Income of Exempt Organizations.

Social Impact Exchange is a cross-sector membership association for sharing knowledge and increasing investment in scaling effective social programs and solutions.

Nonprofit Finance Fund makes millions of dollars in loans to nonprofits and pushes for fundamental improvement in how money is given and used in the sector.

Growth Philanthropy Network is a philanthropic capital marketplace that provides funding and management assistance to help exceptional nonprofits scale-up regionally and nationally.

RSF Social Finance is a lender for values-driven social enterprises in the areas of food and agriculture, education and the arts, and ecological stewardship.

Sea Change Capital Partners is a nonprofit formed by Goldman Sachs where partners provide substantial funding for outstanding nonprofits focused on education and youth. They donate without major restrictions with return measured by social impact not ROI. They identify, vet, and present outstanding nonprofits to partners and bring sophistication in accounting for performance that adds value to the organization.

New Profit – Venture Philanthropy focuses on increasing the budgets of relatively young organizations (average 26 years), helping them to grow to $20M. Cover costs of developing new sites and expanding national offices. They’ve give $25M to 24 organizations.