Impact Investing for DAFs & Charitable Assets

Our Approach

Social Finance provides donor-advised fund (DAF) and charitable asset investment solutions that enable account sponsors, foundations, and donors to deploy resources toward impact-first investments that generate measurable impact for people and communities.

Building on more than a decade of fund investment and impact measurement and monitoring experience, we create turnkey impact-first investment and recoverable grant solutions that efficiently and effectively put charitable capital to work by:

  • Engaging donors through surveys, focus groups, webinars, and email campaigns to determine their impact priorities, pinpoint solutions that align with their philanthropic interests, and gauge general demand.
  • Evaluating and constructing thematic portfolios of place-based, faith-based or other thematic, impact-first investment opportunities.
  • Offering a fully-integrated, impact-first investment fund to make the investment process easy, informed, and cost-effective.

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How It Works


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Unlocking DAFs for Impact-First Investing


Social Finance's estimate for the global annual pipeline of impact-first investments

Investing DAF Assets to Support Bay Area Communities
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Investing DAF Assets to Support Bay Area Communities


Capital mobilized from donor-advised funds into curated impact-first investment opportunities

Partnering with Social Finance has allowed us to expand the tools we can offer our donors to help them amplify their impact, achieve their philanthropic goals, and contribute to equitable recovery efforts.

Nicole Taylor

President and CEO, Silicon Valley Community Foundation

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