Social Finance has launched the Social Finance Impact First Fund.
The Impact First Fund aims to create measurable, positive outcomes for people and the planet by making catalytic investments into funds with demonstrated potential for impact.
Communities across the country face a confluence of environmental and social crises — problems too large and complex to address with grant capital alone. Market-based solutions, such as impact-first investments, which put impact above financial return, can direct capital to scale promising solutions for change. Impact-first investing seeks to return capital and compound impact.
Individuals (including donor-advised fund account holders), family offices and private foundations often lack the bandwidth needed to effectively identify and evaluate the many impact investment opportunities available across various asset classes. As a result, roughly $1.5 trillion in philanthropic assets meant for generating positive social change