A World of Positive Returns

Insights

Digital Identification: A Key to Inclusive Growth

Research Report January 23, 2019

In new research the McKinsey Global Institute develops a framework to understand the potential economic impact of digital ID, informed by an analysis of nearly 100 ways in which digital ID can be used, with deep dives into seven diverse economies.

READ ON

Newsroom

Life Skills Non-Profit Dream a Dream Announces Grant From Omidyar Network India

Announcement January 22, 2019

Dream a Dream, a non-profit organization based in Bangalore that empowers young people from vulnerable backgrounds with critical life skills to thrive in the 21st century, today announced a grant from Omidyar Network 

READ ON

From the Blog

New insight: Good digital identification is a key to inclusive growth

January 23, 2019

Countries implementing good digital ID could unlock economic value equivalent to 3–6 percent of GDP on average by 2030, according to a new study.

READ ON

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.

FINANCIAL DOCUMENTS

COMMITMENTS

Total amount committed since inception:
$1.46
billion+
For-profit investments since inception:
$676
million
Nonprofit grants since inception:
$788
million