Representative Grants & Impact Investments
June 15, 2020 | Grantee Profile | Impact Investments

The Foundation’s impact investment work includes program-related investments (PRIs) made over the course of three decades to a range of intermediaries and social service enterprises across sectors and geographies, as well as a series of targeted grants to organizations and academic institutions developing new investment products and platforms, conducting research, and disseminating best practices.


Representative Grants

Bridges Impact Foundation

2019 | $600,000
To support the Impact Management Project, which is facilitating the formulation of a generally accepted impact framework for investments, thereby making it easier for enterprises and investors to measure, report and manage impact.


New Venture Fund

2019 | $2,000,000
To support New Venture Fund's Tipping Point Fund Project, a $15-30 million, three-year pooled grant vehicle to fund field-building infrastructure needed for the practice and growth of impact investing.



2019 | $200,000
To support the activities of the Global Social Entrepreneurship Network, a global network of over 50 members spread across 70 countries and six continents that provide support to early stage social entrepreneurs.


Impact Capital Managers

2019 | $100,000
In support of general operations of Impact Capital Managers Institute, a network serving impact fund managers working to develop common standards and practices in areas such as impact measurement and management, policy and talent development.



2019 | $400,000
To support general operations for its work serving individuals, family offices, foundations and funds in order to increase the flow of impact-oriented capital and services to address global social and environmental challenges.



Updated June 2020

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