We measure investments on three impact dimensions:
1. Community engagement
RSF prioritizes partners who demonstrate rigorous engagement with the community they seek to benefit.
2. Outcomes orientation
RSF prioritizes partners who demonstrate a consistent focus on impact results and performance, ideally through structured measurement of long-term outcomes that have been determined by the communities directly affected.
3. Change agent & replicability
RSF prioritizes partners who are changing pre-existing systems that negatively affect vulnerable populations and communities.
Read Investing DAF Assets for Impact for more information about our approach.
MCE Social Capital, a nonprofit that provides capital to microfinance institutions and small and growing businesses in developing countries, has developed an innovative loan guarantee program that allows it to stretch lending dollars further. Since its founding in 2006, MCE has made 277 loans in more than 45 countries in Latin America, sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, and the Caucasus.Read impact story
In 2001, twenty Tribal nations and Alaska Native Corporations set out with a dream to create a national bank to serve all Native people, communities, governments, and enterprises across the country and established Native American Bank (NAB). Now NAB is the only national American Indian owned community development bank in the country.Read impact story
Root Capital is a pioneering social lender that provides capital and capacity building to small agricultural enterprises in Africa, Asia, and Latin America—95% in environmental hot spots. The nonprofit specializes in loans of $150,000 to $2 million for organizations that buy from smallholder farmers.Read impact story