REDF has invested millions of dollars in 97 social enterprises that have employed 16,000 people nationally.
As businesses, these social enterprises have earned $165 million in revenue (and counting) to sustain and scale their operations.
People's average monthly income from wages increases 268% one year after starting the social enterprise job.
We’re proud of these results. We’re equally proud of the results we can’t measure. An increase in hope and dignity. A sense of belonging. A more optimistic future.
When the people REDF’s portfolio partners employ go to work and earn a paycheck, they make our neighborhoods safer, their families stronger, and our communities more vibrant.
As one job holder at a REDF partner put it: “I have a roof over my head, my bills are paid, I have food in my refrigerator. At the end of the day, I can say: ‘I did that.’” We couldn’t have said it better ourselves.