Women's Capital Collaborative

The Women’s Capital Collaborative is a philanthropic initiative that supports the diverse needs of women-led social enterprises in the U.S. These organizations are often underfunded and overlooked by angel investors, venture capital firms, and other conventional funders. In fact, out of the nearly 7,000 companies that received venture capital from 2011 to 2013, fewer than three percent were led by women. And although there are mutual funds, venture funds, and business incubators that use a gender lens, our Women’s Capital Collaborative is the first source of holistic, integrated capital to support women-led organizations with a social mission.

We are passionate about creating more inclusive financial systems by shifting the current power and influence structures in our communities and networks, and by providing greater access to capital for women entrepreneurs through our integrated capital approach.

Supporting social enterprises that

Are owned and/or led by women

Serve women and/or girls as a key priority

Are committed to advancing women in their organizations

Are collaborative, transparent and inclusive

Prioritize long-term benefit to stakeholders

Are based in the United States

Collaboration is key

We have found that collaborative decision making models lead to greater inclusion, engagement and impact. Together with other funders, networks, foundations, investors, and partners, we leverage resources and create customized capital solutions for women-led social enterprises.

Learn how
Star track record

We have a successful track record of supporting women-led social enterprises at critical stages of growth.

The Runway Project
Kreyòl Essence
Spotlight: Girls
Eu’Genia Shea
Akola Project

Contact Deb Nelson

Vice President, Client and Community Engagement