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Social Entrepreneur, Social Enterprise and Social Innovation Sources of Funding

A list of 210 social entrepreneur, social enterprise and social innovation funding sources (#socent). The most comprehensive list anywhere as far as I know. By all means if you see something missing, please hit edit above and add to it (you need to be a member of ned.com to edit this page, it takes just a few seconds to join)...

Venture philanthropy, seed stage investing for social entrepreneurs, early stage investing for social innovation

  1. http://www.aavishkaar.in/ (India)
  2. http://www.accessccf.com/ (Canada only)
  3. http://www.acumenfund.org/
  4. http://www.agorapartnerships.org /
  5. http://www.aidg.org/ (under $50K USD Guatemala & Haiti)
  6. http://www.bamboofinance.com/
  7. http://www.bigissueinvest.com/
  8. http://www.brfny.org/
  9. http://www.bridgesventures.com/ (UK only)
  10. http://www.calvertgroup.com/
  11. http://www.cdvca.org/
  12. http://www.ceiventures.com/
  13. http://www.citizencapital.fr/
  14. http://www.citylightcap.com/
  15. http://www.creas.org.es
  16. http://www.commonscapital.com/
  17. http://www.cpfund.ca/ (Canada only, energy orgs)
  18. http://www.draperrichards.org/
  19. http://www.echoinggreen.org/
  20. http://www.endeavor.org/
  21. http://www.eq-cap.com/
  22. http://www.expansioncapital.com/
  23. http://www.fmo.nl/
  24. http://www.franceactive.org/
  25. http://www.fusionvp.com/
  26. http://www.garrigue.net/
  27. http://www.gbfund.org/
  28. http://www.goldenmeancap.com/ (Africa Agriculture)
  29. http://www.goodcap.net/
  30. http://www.goodcompanyventures.o rg/
  31. http://www.grandchallenges.org/ (Gates Foundation $100,000 challenge)
  32. http://www.grayghostventures.com /
  33. http://www.grayghostventures.com /firstlight.htm
  34. http://www.graymatterscap.com/
  35. http://www.guinness.com/en-row/a gf/social_entrepreneurship.html
  36. http://www.humanityfund.com/
  37. http://www.idpfoundation.org/
  38. http://www.ifc.org/
  39. http://www.ignia.com.mx/
  40. http://www.investeddevelopment.c om/
  41. http://www.investorscircle.net/
  42. http://www.jasmine.org.nz/
  43. http://www.keyfundyorks.org.uk/
  44. http://www.lgt.com/en/private_ku nden/philanthropie/index.html
  45. http://www.lundinforafrica.org/s /Home.asp
  46. http://www.merismcapital.com/
  47. http://www.mindfulinvestors.com/
  48. http://www.missionmarkets.com/
  49. http://www.murexinvests.com/
  50. http://www.newcyclecapital.com/
  51. http://www.newprofit.com/
  52. http://www.new-ventures.org/
  53. http://www.nextstreet.com/
  54. http://www.omidyar.com/
  55. http://www.pcvfund.com/
  56. http://www.phitrust.com/
  57. http://www.pipelinefund.com/ (women run socent)
  58. http://www.presumedabundance.com /
  59. http://www.redf.org/
  60. http://www.rwandaventures.com (Rwanda)
  61. http://www.seaf.com/
  62. http://www.renewal2.ca/
  63. http://www.renewalpartners.com/
  64. http://www.responsability.com/
  65. http://www.rootcapital.org/
  66. http://www.rsfsocialfinance.org/
  67. http://www.satori-capital.com/
  68. http://www.schwabfound.org/
  69. http://www.sedi.org/ (Canada only)
  70. http://www.sevenfund.org/
  71. http://www.shared-interest.com/
  72. http://www.slowmoney.org/ (for Local Food Systems)
  73. http://www.sjfventures.com/
  74. http://www.socential.org/
  75. http://www.socialenterprisefund. ca/
  76. http://www.soulofhaiti.ie/
  77. http://www.sustainvc.com/
  78. http://www.svpi.org/
  79. http://www.tandemfund.org/
  80. http://www.tblcapital.com/
  81. http://www.technoserve.org/
  82. http://www.theehfoundation.org/
  83. http://www.triodos.com/
  84. http://www.underdogventures.com/
  85. http://www.unltd.org.uk/
  86. http://unltdadvantage.org.uk/
  87. http://www.venturesome.org
  88. http://www.venturewell.org/
  89. http://www.vilcap.com/
  90. http://www.virgance.com/
  91. http://www.voxcapital.com.br/
  92. http://www.vppartners.org/
  93. http://www.willowimpact.com/
  94. http://www.youngfoundation.org/
  95. http://www.zayedfutureenergypriz e.com/
  96. http://www.zenzelecircle.com/
  97. http://www.zerodivide.org/
  98. http://www.ferd.no/lang/en/show. do?page=236;566 (Norway)
  99. http://www.solcap.com/

http://www.thesocialinvestmentbu siness.org/

http://www.cof.org/

Crowdsourced Funding, Crowdfunding, and Peer-to-Peer Microfinance

  1. http://www.bidnetwork.org/
  2. http://www.clearlyso.com/
  3. http://www.crowdfunding.co.za/
  4. http://www.crowdrise.com/
  5. http://www.globalgiving.org/
  6. http://www.indiegogo.com/
  7. http://www.inventurefund.org/
  8. http://www.kickstarter.com/
  9. http://www.kiva.org/
  10. http://www.microplace.com/
  11. http://www.myc4.com/ (Africa)
  12. http://www.onepercentclub.com/
  13. http://www.profounder.com/
  14. http://www.razoo.com/
  15. http://rockethub.com/
  16. http://www.sasix.co.za/ (Africa)
  17. http://www.startsomegood.com/
  18. http://www.citizeneffect.org/
  19. http://www.uend.org/dt/
  20. http://www.unitedprosperity.org/
  21. http://www.unreasonableinstitute .org/
  22. http://www.urgentevoke.com/
  23. http://www.vittana.org
  24. http://www.wokai.org/ (China)
  25. https://www.zafen.org/ (Haiti)
  26. http://www.gogetfunding.com/

Social Entrepreneur & Innovation Friendly Foundations

  1. http://www.ashoka.org/
  2. http://www.brfny.org/
  3. http://www.calvertfoundation.org /
  4. http://www.casefoundation.org/
  5. http://www.cbrf.org/
  6. http://www.changemakers.com/
  7. http://www.deshpandefoundation.o rg/
  8. http://www.fordfound.org/
  9. http://www.fullcirclefund.org/
  10. http://www.gatesfoundation.org/
  11. http://www.knightfdn.org/
  12. http://www.lemelson.org/
  13. http://www.omidyar.com/
  14. http://www.rockefellerfoundation .org/
  15. http://www.skollfoundation.org/
  16. http://www.scu.edu/sts/gsbi/
  17. http://www.schwabfound.org/
  18. http://www.startingbloc.org/
  19. http://www.svn.org/
  20. http://www.tidesfoundation.org/

Top SE College Programs

  1. http://csi.gsb.stanford.edu/
  2. http://w4.stern.nyu.edu/berkley/ social.cfm?doc_id=1868
  3. http://www.babson.edu/ESHIP/prog rams/socialeship.cfm
  4. http://www.caseatduke.org/
  5. http://www.gsb.columbia.edu/soci alenterprise/
  6. http://www.hbs.edu/socialenterpr ise/
  7. http://www.sbs.ox.ac.uk/centres/ skoll/Pages/default.aspx
  8. http://www2.johnson.cornell.edu/ sge/index.cfm
  9. http://www.gendevinc.org

Social Entrepreneur & Innovation Prize/Awards

  1. http://www.aecfafrica.org/
  2. http://www.americasgivingchallen ge.com/
  3. http://apps.facebook.com/chaseco mmunitygiving/
  4. http://appsfordevelopment.challe ngepost.com/
  5. http://www.avivacommunityfund.or g/
  6. http://www.cgiu.org/applying_to_ cgiu/individual_application.asp
  7. http://challenge.bfi.org/
  8. http://change-connections.com/
  9. http://www.cleantechopen.com/app .cgi/content/competition/busines s/index
  10. http://www.cnnheroes.com
  11. http://www.crownscholars.com/
  12. http://ctb.ku.edu/en/out_of_the_ box.aspx
  13. http://www.dellsocialinnovationc ompetition.com/
  14. http://www.dosomething.org/progr ams/awards
  15. http://www.encore.org/prize (over 60)
  16. http://www.energychallenge.org/
  17. http://events.venturebeat.com/gr eenbeat2010/innovation-competito n/
  18. http://www.ey.com/GL/en/About-us /Entrepreneur-Of-The-Year/Entrep reneur-Of-The-Year---Social-Entr epreneurship
  19. http://www.foster.washington.edu /centers/gbc/globalsocialentrepr eneurshipcompetition/Pages/GSEC. aspx
  20. http://gewusa.org/
  21. http://www.globalafc.org/
  22. http://globalchallenge.mit.edu/c ompetition/how-to-enter
  23. http://www.greenchallenge.info/
  24. http://www.greeneducationfoundat ion.org/index.php?option=com_con tent&view=section&id=14& amp;Itemid=509
  25. http://gumballcapital.org/challe nge/home/
  26. http://www.imaginecup.us/
  27. http://nciia.org/grants/eteam
  28. http://www.incommons.org/collabo rationchallenge
  29. http://www.innocentive.com/
  30. http://innovationchallenge.asu.e du/
  31. http://launchpad.encore.org/
  32. http://marriottschool.byu.edu/so cialventure/
  33. http://www.masschallenge.org/
  34. http://www.membersproject.com/
  35. http://www.mit100k.org/
  36. http://mitpsc.mit.edu/globalchal lenge/
  37. http://www.moversandchangers.com /
  38. http://nestcentral.org/business- plan-competition/
  39. http://www.nextbillion.net/nextb illion-2011-case-writing-competi tion
  40. http://www.nyu.edu/reynolds/inde x.flash.html
  41. http://www.project10tothe100.com /
  42. http://www.sevenfund.org/breakth rough-innovation-grant-competiti on/
  43. http://www.refresheverything.com /
  44. http://www.socialimpactexchange. org/bpc_overview.cfm
  45. http://www.tedxyse.com/
  46. http://theatrefilm.asu.edu/initi atives/pave-apply.php
  47. http://www.thestandrewsprize.com /
  48. http://www.theworldchallenge.co. uk/
  49. http://www.thinkimpact.org/innov ation-institute/application-proc ess
  50. http://www.villgro.org/wantrapre neur/
  51. http://web.mit.edu/idi/yunus_201 1.htm
  52. http://www.xprize.org/
  53. http://communityserviceawards.or g.au

Search Tools for Grant Funding

  1. http://www.foundationcenter.org/
  2. http://www.funderfinder.org.uk
  3. http://www.fundingcentral.org.uk
  4. http://www.governmentfunding.org .uk
  5. http://www.grantsnet.co.uk
  6. http://www.grantsonline.org.uk
  7. http://www.grantspace.org/
  8. http://www.j4bgrants .co.uk
  9. http://www.open4funding.info
  10. http://www.supply2.gov.uk
  11. http://www.terravivagrants.org/

Crowdsourced Funding for Musicians & Bands

  1. http://www.artistshare.com/
  2. http://www.bandstocks.com/
  3. http://www.feedthemuse.net/
  4. http://www.pledgemusic.com/
  5. http://www.sellaband.com/
  6. http://www.slicethepie.com/

Under construction::

http://www.criterionventures.com/

http://smeforum2010.org/

http://www.socialinvest.org/

http://www.vc4africa.com/

http://www.opencapitaladvisors.com

Stages: pre-revenue/seed/early stage, developmental/emerging, growth, mature, and profitable 

Funding: 5-25K, 25-250, 250-2m, 2m+

Industry/Cats/Sectors: energy, poverty, health, education, finance, technology, environment

Geography: 

SROI:

Page name: social entrepreneur funding
Last editor: someone (at) gmail.com (0)
Date: Wed, 16 May 2012 20:04:45 PDT
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