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Sustainably improving the wellbeing of low-income communities and small businesses through the creation of opportunities.

A World of Opportunities

Venture Philanthropy

We make social investments (grants and concessionary loans) to lay the groundwork for an inclusive economy.

More Than Finance

We offer active collaboration, combined with non-financial support to our partners and communities.

Practitioners Network

We foster a community that exchanges knowledge and best practices to innovate, learn and inspire.

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Our vision

A world where all communities live with hope and dignity.

What we do
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Our Approach

We strive to enhance sustainable economic opportunities by building on people’s talent and creativity. By using the right tools, flexible funding and a knowledgable network, we aim to maximise transformational impact.

Listen Actively

Our actions are shaped by listening to people’s needs and are grounded in participation.

Provide Knowledge & Technology

Making knowledge and technology accessible where it can serve the purpose of social impact.

Commit to Long-Term Partnership

Transformation requires long-term, consistent change. Our flexible funding and partnership model offers the conditions for sustainable change to occur. 

How We Work

Explore Our Work

Our projects promote entrepreneurship and income generation activities. We support NGOs, social entrepreneurs and small businesses to innovate, grow and achieve a lasting impact.

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Project / Community Entrepreneurship, Circular Economy, Waste Management / Guatemala, Central America
Atitlán Recicla

Amigos del Lago Atitlán promotes Atitlán Recicla a women-led community recycling business that conserves the lake and provides employment opportunities to more than 1000 indigenous women.

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Project / Youth Entrepreneurship, Education / Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, East Africa
Covid 19 - Emergency Response in Rural Areas

Asante Africa provides training, educational opportunities and scholarships to Africa’s vulnerable youth in entrepreneurship, leadership, health, business and social skills.


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Project / Youth Entrepreneurship, Rural Development / Guatemala, Central America
EntreTodos. Savings and Entrepreneurship for Indigenous Youth

CODESPA works to provide integral solutions to organisations and individuals for income generation and economic security.


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Project / Entrepreneurship / Tanzania, East Africa
Entrepreneurship Training & Farmers Support in Rural Babati

Livingstone Tanzania Trust provides training and financial support for rural communities in Babati to implement the changes they want to make to improve their education, sanitation and livelihoods.

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Project / Community Entrepreneurship, Rural Development, Agriculture / Guatemala, Central America
Market Led Agriculture for Rural Communities

Asociación de Organizaciones de Los Cochumatanes (ASOCUCH) provides community-based organisations with training, tools and access to markets to promote better living conditions for the rural poor in Guatemala.

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Project / Education, Youth Entrepreneurship / East Africa
School Business Training for African Youth

Teach a Man to Fish equips educators in and out of school settings to help young people gain business and life skills through real youth-led businesses, empowering young people to succeed in school, work, and life.

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Project / Social business / Burkina Faso, West Africa
Biofuel Production as a Source of Farmer´s Income and Regenerative Agriculture

SolVert is a social business that produces organic specialty oils and biofertilisers that supplement farmers’ income & contributes to regenerative agriculture.

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Our partners lie at the heart of SCF

We aim to build strong partnerships with organisations that put social impact first. We also forge alliances with experts, universities, and corporations that lend their expertise and resources to advance common goals.

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Download Reports

Financial accounts 2019

See our annual accounts

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Partnering and Funding Guidelines

Read about our vision of partnerships and funding instruments available

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