By questioning assumptions about how money works and collaborating with our partners and clients, we’re creating new models of working together, new products, and fresh ways of engaging with finance.
We believe that inquiry and dialogue are essential to transforming people’s relationship with money and moving the economy toward greater equity. We enable the investors, donors and entrepreneurs in our community to explore the role of money in their lives and engage with it in more meaningful ways.
Our deeply entrepreneurial culture and unique approach to our work enable us to generate breakthrough ideas at the intersection of social change and finance. Since 1984, we have focused on developing innovative social finance tools that serve the unmet needs of our clients and partners.
Starting in Spring 2009, RSF began hosting periodic gatherings to create greater transparency and connection between investors and borrowers in our social enterprise loan program. Now these meetings are officially part of our process to determine the quarterly interest rate.Learn more
Shared Gifting Circles give participants distribution and allocation authority over grant funds. By moving control of funds from donors to organizations, we create the trust, accountability, reciprocity and community that are absent from traditional philanthropy models.Learn more
We recognize and invite discussions of how money impacts our lives, not just the economy. Based on our experience, RSF believes that financial relationships are one avenue into better understanding of how we practice our values and make choices.Learn more
We collaborate with a variety of pioneering organizations through board engagements, advisory positions, joint ventures, event sponsorship and other affiliations to transform the way the people relate to moneyLearn more
We are evaluating the impact our community is having with each other and the economy. Through surveys, field audits, portfolio reviews and third-party financial assessments, we ensure our transformational approach is effective.Learn more