Building the Field

RSF Social Finance stands out among financial institutions for its integration of investing, lending and giving services under a single non-profit, public charity umbrella.

Since 1984, RSF has focused on developing innovative social finance vehicles that serve unmet needs for investors, donors, and social enterprises. We have also cultivated long-term partnerships with a variety of pioneering organizations – through board engagements, advisory positions, joint ventures, event sponsorship, and other affiliations – in pursuit of our goal to transform the way the world works with money.

We are grateful to the organizations below for the inspiration and collaborative spirit they have brought to their relationships with RSF.

upstream21_logo “We see RSF as a leading light in the field of social finance, working alongside us to address the issue of leadership succession in small, community-based businesses.” Leslie Christian, Co-Founder & Board Chair, Upstream 21, http://www.upstream21.com/
svn_orange_logo “We’re a network of leaders committed to transforming the way the world does business; so we feel very much aligned with RSF and are thankful to have them as one of our core partners.”  Deb Nelson, Executive Director, Social Venture Network, http://www.svn.org/
bcorp_logo “The leaders of RSF have been with us since the beginning, and we’ll continue to work together to create higher standards of accountability, transparency, and performance for social enterprises.”Jay Coen Gilbert, Co-Founder, B Lab, http://www.bcorporation.net/
imprint_capital_logo “We now help several large foundations and family offices develop and execute mission-driven investment strategies; but it was RSF that helped launch us and we look forward to continued collaboration.” Taylor Jordan, Co-Founder & Managing Director, Imprint Capital Advisors, http://www.imprintcap.com/
tbl_logo “RSF is truly an innovator in the world of social finance, and we plan to have many more opportunities to co-invest in the most promising triple-bottom-line businesses.” Joe Glorfield, Venture Partner, TBL Capital, http://www.tblcapital.com/
green_america “In our work to harness economic power to create social justice and environmental sustainability, RSF has always been and will continue to be a key partner.”Alisa Gravitz, Executive Director, Green America, http://greenamericatoday.org/
awsna_logovertical_bk “We’re excited about our explorations with RSF toward the creation of a unique financial literacy program for young people as part of our collaborative vision for Waldorf education in North America.” Patrice Maynard, Leader of Outreach and Development, AWSNA, http://www.whywaldorfworks.org/
slow_money_logo “RSF shares our view that new financing vehicles are needed to restore soil fertility, healthy communities, and local food systems, so we look forward to more close collaboration to make that happen.”  Woody Tasch, Chairman & President, Slow Money, http://www.slowmoneyalliance.org/
roots_of_change_logo “Through our council of business leaders, we plan to spawn new business models, supply chains, and sources of capital for sustainable agriculture in California; RSF’s leadership is central to this work.”  Michael Dimock, President, Roots of Change, http://www.rocfund.org/
greenmont_logo “As the market for health and sustainability grows, and more and more capable entrepreneurs emerge, demand for the kind of values-aligned debt capital that RSF offers will increase alongside the equity capital we provide.”  David Haynes, Managing Director, Greenmont Capital, http://www.greenmontcapital.com/
pacific_community_logo “We recognize RSF as an important thought partner and co-investor, as we continue to support small businesses in low-income areas through the investment of human, intellectual and financial capital.”  Penelope Douglas, Co-Founder & Partner, Pacific Community Ventures, http://www.pacificcommunityventures.org/
nrb_logo “RSF has a well-established reputation for being on the forefront of social finance; we will continue to participate on innovative loans while engaging in active dialogue and sharing best practices.”  Peter Liu, Founder & Vice Chairman, New Resource Bank, http://www.newresourcebank.com/
renewal_logo “As an early pioneer in social investment ourselves, we see RSF as a kindred spirit and we know that the world is counting on us to advance the field.”  Joel Solomon, President, Renewal Partners, http://www.renewalpartners.com/
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