Venture Impact Program

Seed capital for social impact.


Imagine you hear about a mission-driven company that's tackling an enormous environmental or social challenge that you care deeply about.

Imagine if you could invest early in its success.

Via philanthropy.

Imagine no more.

The Venture Impact Program is a new initiative from MCF that enables impact investing through grantmaking. Available to funds of $500,000 and greater, it provides donors with the unique ability to support for-profit businesses that are doing social or environmental good.

It’s an exciting new way to launch mission-driven entrepreneurs, accelerate impact fund managers, and fund nonprofits.

How it Works

MCF has recently formed a partnership with ImpactAssets, a market leader in impact investing. Leveraging ImpactAssets’ significant expertise, MCF is now able to offer donors the ability to identify and support ventures in fields that matter to them personally. Whether locally or anywhere in the world, donors now have a new opportunity via grants that can have both a measurable impact and a possible financial return back to the donor’s fund at MCF.

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Design Your Own Portfolio With Custom Impact Grants

To qualify as an option, custom investments can be in companies, funds, and other enterprises that aim to solve social or
environmental challenges while generating a financial return. All entities must have a commitment to measuring and reporting on their financial returns as well as social or environmental impact.

Donors must self-identify, perform due diligence, and agree on an investment structure with the organization a donor wishes to invest in prior to recommending the grant. All options must first be approved by IA. Periodic reports will be provided to the donor on the performance of the grant.

For information on the Venture Impact Program, please contact

Kryger Nelson 1000
Safia Kryger-Nelson

Director, Philanthropic Planning

415.464.2515
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