Investment & Grant Portfolio

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CARE

October, 2020 — grants — water, agriculture, climate change

For 75 years, CARE has led the way to a better life for millions of vulnerable people around the world. CARE tackles poverty from multiple angles. Their Water+ programs are about more than just handwashing and clean drinking water. Their work links water to other activities so that they can make the biggest impact possible. Their programs include water for agriculture, livelihoods, nutrition, keeping girls in schools, helping women to be leaders, preventing disease outbreaks, and more.

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Catalyst 2030

September, 2020 — grants — systems change, economic development, SDGs

Catalyst 2030 is a network of NGOs, social enterprises, funders and other social change innovators, who are collaborating to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Initiated by leading social entrepreneurs from Ashoka, Echoing Green, the Schwab Foundation, the Skoll Foundation and other global networks of social entrepreneurs, Catalyst 2030 aims to galvanize collaboration across sectors to unleash collective potential for global systems change. Why We Partner Solving today’s most complex and intractable challenges, including climate change, requires both a systems change approach and collaborative action.

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Blood:Water

August, 2020 — grants — water, healthcare, HIV/AIDS

Blood:Water partners with African grassroots organizations to address the HIV/AIDS and water crises. They provide technical, financial, and organizational support so that African civil society organizations have expanded reach and effectiveness in the communities they serve. They invest in scalable, African-led organizations and support their capacity building so that the investment will be leveraged for years to come. Why We Partner When Blood:Water launched, efforts were focused on AIDS response through expanding access to safe water as an intervention with dramatic impact on slowing disease progression for those living with the virus.

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Global Development Incubator

June, 2020 — grants — systems change, economic development

The Global Development Incubator (GDI) develops transformational development ventures, working to build and scale the next generation of social impact solutions. Whether these concepts originate from sector experts, or are developed and tested internally, GDI creates new approaches to address persistent global issues.

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Navajo Power

June, 2020 — investments — energy, equity, indigenous, climate change

Navajo Power is a Public Benefit Corporation that develops utility-scale clean energy projects on tribal lands, and maximizes the economic benefits for local communities.

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The Rise Fund

June, 2020 — investments — economic development, environment, climate change

The Rise Fund invests in companies driving measurable social and environmental impact alongside business performance and strong returns. With $4 billion under management, The Rise Fund platform works with growth-stage, high potential, mission-driven companies that have the power to change the world.

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Impact America Fund

Impact America Fund

June, 2020 — investments — economic development, equity

The Impact America Fund bridges the financial and cultural divides that have kept low- and moderate-income people of color on the sidelines of the modern economy.

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Land Is Life

June, 2020 — grants — climate change, human rights, indigenous, biodiversity, land stewardship, pandemics

Since 1992, Land is Life has built a trusted, global network of Indigenous communities, organizations, and leaders founded on the universal right to self-determination. They live for the day when indigenous peoples around the world are able to practice self-determination; when their human, economic, social, cultural, political and territorial rights are recognized and respected; when they are free to speak their languages, maintain their sacred traditions, and continue the work of caring for their ancestral homelands.

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TIP Global Health

April, 2020 — grants — healthcare, pandemics

TIP Global Health (formerly known as the Ihangane Project) is a nonprofit healthcare organization that began in 2008 as a grassroots effort to address health challenges in Rwanda. They have evolved into a highly effective model for delivering primary health care to vulnerable people everywhere – and a leader in the design and implementation of local health care delivery systems.

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The Philanthropy Workshop

April, 2020 — grants — philanthropy, education, systems change

The Philanthropy Workshop is a network of over 450 individuals committed to solving the world’s most pressing social issues. As the largest network of its kind, TPW engages people who seek to leverage their time, talent, resources and networks for sustainable impact.

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Root Capital

March, 2020 — grants — agriculture, climate change, economic development, land stewardship

Root Capital invests in the growth of agricultural enterprises that support smallholder farmers. They seek out enterprises whose credit needs are too big for micro-finance and too small or risky for commercial banks. They provide loans ranging from $200,000 to $2 million specially tailored to harvest and sales cycles. To help businesses grow over the long-term, they also provide highly-customized training to strengthen their financial management, governance, and agronomic capacity.

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Pacific Institute

February, 2020 — grants — water, climate change

The Pacific Institute is a global water and climate nonprofit organization that combines science-based research and policy leadership with targeted solutions to influence local, national, and international effors in developing sustainable water policies. Their mission is to create and advance solutions to the world’s most pressing water challenges.

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PaRTEE

December, 2019 — grants — disaster prep, equity

Power and Resilience Through Experiential Education (PaRTEE) seeks to address the problem of equitable access to disaster preparation and response resources around the intersection of Queer, Transgender, and People of Color in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Firelight

June, 2019 — grants — equity, healthcare, education, HIV/AIDS

Firelight supports catalytic community-based organizations that are working with their own communities to build smart, sustainable, and potentially scalable solutions to the challenges faced by children and youth in eastern and southern Africa.

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Renewable Resources Group

March, 2019 — investments — water, agriculture, land stewardship

Renewable Resources Group (RRG) is an asset management firm specializing in rural land, agriculture, water, conservation, and renewable energy. Since its founding in 2003, the Los Angeles-based firm has developed over 2 million acre-feet of water projects, 1.5 gigawatts of solar energy, and 840 megawatts of wind energy. It has also owned and managed over 100,000 acres of agricultural land.

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Scott River Watershed Council

February, 2019 — grants — water, biodiversity, land stewardship

Scott River Watershed Council’s mission is to facilitate communication and science-based collaborative solutions for natural resource concerns in Scott Valley.

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Sabore's Well

September, 2018 — grants — water, economic development

Sabore’s Well was founded in January 2009. The organization has drilled boreholes that have helped the Maasai community by bringing water collection points closer to the villages. It has installed large water storage tanks to allow for constant and immediate access to safe clean drinking water.

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COVID-19 - A CALL TO ACTION

In response to the pandemic crisis, we have removed all program restrictions on existing grants and prioritizing investments in pandemic response.

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