Impact Investments

Our Approach

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Social Finance develops and manages innovative, impact-first investment products that generate positive outcomes for people and communities. The financial instruments we deploy are structured such that financial returns are dependent on measurable social outcomes. Since our founding in 2011, we have mobilized $350 million in capital designed to improve lives through investments in education, health, housing, and more.

Our Services

Social Finance pioneers outcomes-based financing solutions that link investment performance to impact.

We partner with individuals, families, and institutions to:

  • Drive project design, from identifying priority populations and metrics to defining implementation and evaluation plans.

  • Raise and blend capital from a range of impact investors, including financial institutions, large corporations, foundations, public sector partners, donor-advised funds, and individuals.

  • Originate, structure, negotiate, and manage outcomes-based investments.

  • Develop and deploy innovative and rigorous measurement frameworks to dimension and measure impact.

  • Explore impact-first investing by facilitating workshops and advising clients on impact portfolio strategies.

Featured Work

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Dreamers Graduate Loan Program


Fund to help Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) college scholarship recipients pay for graduate school

Social Finance is measuring and scaling what works. We need to move toward evidence-based funding, and they’re supporting programs that show it can be done.

Jim Shelton

Chief Investment Officer, Blue Meridian Partners

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Social Finance creates innovative investments and partnerships that bring together the private sector, government and civil society to drive positive impact. We’re proud to support their work to build a more inclusive, equitable capitalism.

Chris Jurgens

Senior Director, Reimagining Capitalism, Omidyar Network

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Thanks to Social Finance, thousands of Dreamer college graduates will have a chance to become doctors, lawyers, teachers, and much more.

Donald Graham

Chairman of the Board, Graham Holdings Company

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