The Social Ventures Foundation is a non-profit, nonsectarian organization focused on identifying, promoting and investing in businesses and startups that have products, services, and job programs that sustainability lift the livelihoods of the poor.
Cape Town has almost reached total drought. Wealthy citizens can buy water or dig wells. Poor residents are left to trust aid from city officials and abroad.
UNICEF project has installed dozens of solar refrigerators in South Sudan. What will happen to those fridges when the money runs out? Our friends at Aldelano have a
This inflatable composting/ bio gas collection chamber makes it possible to affordably and sustainability produce bio gas for heating or cooking. Check out their products
The Shoe That Grows is exactly that. Read about the four year old startup has literally put rubber to the road in their development of an affordable shoe that
grows with the size of the child's feet.
Many of the world's developing nations nations are ripe with intrepid, willing entrepreneurs waiting for their moment. Alterna has begun laying a foundation for a successful innovative, social entrepreneur 'ecosystem' in Guatemala. Read how they are paving the way
Satyan Mishra, Founder of India's renowned startup accelerator and infrastructure generator, and past Ashoka Fellow, has been named to the Social Ventures Foundation Board of Directors. We were honored to have him speak at our End Poverty 2017 Virtual Summit. Listen to his case presentation