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Mission Possible: How The Rockefeller Brothers Fund Embraced Impact

Multimedia February 24, 2017

Many families and high net worth individuals are interested in embracing impact investing, but are unsure where to start. Omidyar Network and the Case Foundation partnered with The Giving Pledge to take a closer look at one family’s journey into impact investing.

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Why We’re Excited About Technology Stacks for Financial Inclusion

Article February 22, 2017

Tilman Ehrbeck shares the potential role of technology stacks such as Aadhaar to advance financial inclusion.

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From the Blog

Can Civic Tech help overcome the problems between citizens and governments in Latin America?

February 23, 2017

The problems that have historically doomed the relationship between citizens and governments appear to be as prevalent today as they have ever been: corruption, mismanagement, inefficiency, and a lack of responsiveness.

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A WORLD OF POSITIVE RETURNS

We invest in entrepreneurs and their visionary ideas that create opportunities for people to improve their lives, their communities, and the world around them.

WHO WE ARE
 

INVESTMENT CRITERIA

ALIGNMENT
Does the investee align with our core mission and values?
IMPACT
Is the investee likely to achieve traction in its field?
POTENTIAL FOR SCALE
Is the idea big enough to grow beyond its current size?
LEADERSHIP
Is there a strong vision for where to go next?
INNOVATION
Is this something we haven’t seen before?

INVESTMENT APPROACH

We

We are structured to support the notion that philanthropy is more than a type of funding. In its truest sense, philanthropy is about improving the lives of others, independent of the mechanism. Consequently, we work across the social and business sectors, operating both a Limited Liability Company (LLC) and a 501(c)(3) foundation.

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Total amount committed since inception:
$1
billion
For-profit investments since inception:
$478
million
Nonprofit grants since inception:
$525
million