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Our Vision

Capital, Capacity Building, Community: A combo that works.

We believe in using the power of business to create jobs, and ultimately career pathways, for people striving for a better life. Our programs combine capital that propels sustainable growth, capacity building that strengthens leadership and operational excellence, and community that deepens learning and connection.

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We make equity-focused investments in leaders and enterprises

Our blended capital approach — in the form of grants, loans, and public funding — helps ESEs to grow further, faster.


We back those investments with targeted technical assistance

Our capital investments are paired with tailored capacity building designed to meet the unique needs of each enterprise and drive sustainable growth.


We create traction through the power of our community and their collective action

Our 200+ member-strong Community creates space and provides resources for members to connect, grow, and lead.

Our capital, capacity, and community stack is good for business.

Our programs are designed to meet our enterprises at key inflection points in their growth.

Community: to build the field

Continuing education, communities of practice, and affinity groups for active and alumni enterprises

Government Partnerships: to build scale

Advocacy for and access to public revenue for contract-ready enterprises

Impact Investing: to build investability

Flexible loan capital for entrepreneurs whose lived experiences are their collateral

Growth Portfolio: to build capacity

Grant investments paired with customized capacity building for growth-minded enterprises

Accelerator: to build innovation

Five-month supportive, cohort-based, curated learning experience for leaders of early-stage enterprises

Do you run a social impact business that hires overlooked talent?

We’d love to learn more about you and your potential fit with our programs.