Our
Mission

REDF creates jobs and employment opportunities for people facing the greatest barriers to work.

REDF is distinctive as the only philanthropy in the United States that invests exclusively in social enterprises focused on employment. We advise and connect them, and help them measure their impact so they can grow and serve more people. And we have one mission – jobs – for millions of people who cannot get work because of histories of homelessness, incarceration, mental health issues, substance abuse or limited education. By providing people an opportunity to change their lives with a job, REDF believes we can create a stronger and more inclusive society.

Our Results

18,000 People Employed Nationally

106 Social Enterprises Supported

$227 Million in Earned Revenue

268% Employee Average Monthly Income Increase