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Inflection Point

Research Report July 20, 2017

Inflection Point, a study on independent digital media in Latin America, reveals that these organizations are increasingly influential in covering issues that promote better governance and fight abuses of power, but face escalating attacks that could force them to self-censor or terminate operations.

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Newsroom

Swarna Pragati raises INR 500 million in debt funding from State Bank of India

Announcement August 16, 2017

Today, an estimated 450 million people lack safe and secure homes in rural India—with two key causes being a widespread lack of formal property rights documentation and exclusion from the formal financial economy.

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From the Blog

Why We Invested: Tinkergarten

August 8, 2017

Tinkergarten is taking education technology outdoors, supporting a play-based, early learning movement that is helping thousands of children in nearly every US state become more ready for kindergarten.

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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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COMMITMENTS

Total amount committed since inception:
$1.13
billion+
For-profit investments since inception:
$535
million
Nonprofit grants since inception:
$600
million