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What We Do

Capital, Capacity, Community

Invest in what works.

REDF invests exclusively in employment social enterprises (ESEs) – businesses achieving transformative social impact – providing jobs, training, and support to people breaking through barriers to employment.

We partner with the social entrepreneurs who lead these businesses – amplifying their success and the success of the people they employ. Our programs combine capital that propels sustainable growth, capacity building that strengthens leadership and operational excellence, and community that deepens learning and connection.

Invest capital and build capacity

We provide capital and a range of capacity-building support that amplifies our investments and leads to impact at scale.

Create community and advance the field

We build strategic partnerships, cultivate community, advance public policy, and develop a robust evidence base to grow the field.

Measure impact and amplify success

The challenges facing our society are complex and interconnected. To implement solutions, we test which models and practices are working, strengthen the most promising, and scale those that work.