Many ways to give.
Many ways to be impactful.

RSF Social Finance offers a variety of giving opportunities. From the seed fund to our collaboratives, we provide donors with a number of ways to accelerate the work of social enterprises solving complex social and ecological issues. In addition, choosing RSF as your partner connects you to an active community of values-aligned donors, investors, and staff.

Collaboratives

Since 1984, RSF has identified, evaluated, supported and nurtured social enterprises in North America, matching them with the capital they need to succeed and thrive. Our collaboratives provide an opportunity for donors to join us in this work. Each collaborative utilizes gift money and transforms it through our unique integrated capital approach to provide enterprises with diverse forms of capital — loans, grants, and investments — along with the resources and connections they need.

See below to learn more about our five collaboratives.

Women’s Capital Women’s Capital

Provides crucial capital to groundbreaking women-led social enterprises.

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Biodynamics Capital Biodynamics Capital

Aids farmers, certifying agencies, entrepreneurs, and others in cultivating the field of biodynamics.

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Local Food Capital Local Food Capital

Supports social entrepreneurs who are building a local, just and sustainable food movement.

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Fair Trade Capital Fair Trade Capital

Grows the vibrant fair trade field by providing flexible capital to support infrastructure needs.

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Soil Health Capital Soil Health Capital

Seeds initiatives that are creating methods and models for regenerating soil health.

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Shared Gifting

Community wisdom is at the heart of the Shared Gifting model. Its innovative structure gives those in the Shared Gifting circle distribution and allocation authority over gift funds.

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Seed Fund

With the Seed Fund, you can help grow the next generation of great initiatives. This pooled fund directs small gifts of $500 to $3,500 to initiatives that are cultivating new solutions to complex issues. There’s no minimum to make a donation.

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Seed Fund grantees offer innovative solutions that further the field of social finance or address issues in food & agriculture, education & the arts, or ecological stewardship.

This small but impactful fund allows RSF staff to review proposals from any eligible candidate, giving new and potentially transformative projects an avenue to become part of the RSF community.

The fund is supported annually by unrestricted gifts to RSF rather than from an endowment. The fund is advised by a rotating group of staff members who review the proposals and then decide which projects will receive grants. Staff members enjoy a chance to participate in the grant-making process. Their diverse professional backgrounds and expertise ensure that we have a fresh perspective in each grant-making cycle.

 

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Fiscally Sponsored Projects

For more information about fiscally sponsored projects, please visit this page. To donate, click here.