Focus Area: Education
VilCap Investments invests in early-stage companies with social and environmental impact. We’re reinventing the system to back the entrepreneurs of the future—a future where business creates equity and long-term prosperity.
Propel Nonprofits is a proud partner of The Minneapolis Foundation and LISC Twin Cities in a new grant opportunity to support small business recovery.
In education and conscious tech, we support early stage, startup organizations (nonprofits, hybrids, for-profits) with an investment of $40,000 in each venture.
In our work, financial success and social impact are non-negotiables. This guiding mission helps us pinpoint ambitious entrepreneurs with game-changing ideas and the gumption to see them through. When we engage, we go all in—taking bold bets and working relentlessly to support them.
Michael and Susan Dell Foundation
We typically fund social enterprises that directly serve or impact children or youth from urban low-income communities in the areas of education, health, and family economic stability (including livelihoods and financial inclusion).
Amplify Capital is the evolution of the MaRS Catalyst Fund, investing in mission-driven, double-bottom-line disruptors in health, education and clean tech. Every dollar invested in these companies generates a financial return and a social return.
Zeal Capital Partners
Zeal Capital Partners is a venture capital fund seeking to generate top-tier financial and social returns by partnering with exceptional management teams with diverse backgrounds and skill sets who are building early-stage businesses.
Local Initiatives Support Corporation
LISC is one of the largest social enterprises working to revitalize communities and bring greater opportunity to residents.
Reinvestment Fund, Inc.
Reinvestment Fund is a national mission-driven financial institution that creates opportunity for underserved people and places through partnerships. We marshal the capital, analytics, and expertise necessary to build strong, healthy, and more equitable communities.
Pursuit Lending (formerly New York Business Development Corporation)
No matter what goal your business is working toward, without cash on hand you’ll need a loan to give you a boost. Access funding for a wide variety of business needs with Pursuit’s small business loans.