Welcome to the Social Ventures Foundation
Changing the paradigm of poverty reduction, through the construction of a social venture pipeline that develops market-based social venture solutions to local poverty reduction challenges, providing jobs for unemployed youth, especially women, to deliver affordable social impact for low-income communities.
We Believe In Social Justice by...
Economic access that is "bottom up" market creation, not trickle down.
Economic equity that closes the income divide instead of widening it.
Economic participation without racial or gender discrimination.
Economic rights for those disenfranchised by poverty because they were born poor.
The End Poverty Innovation Challenge
No-one wants to invest in the "Bottom of the Pyramid" which is why the poor stay poor. The EPIC social venture pipeline is designed to mitigate investor risk so investors will come down the risk averse ladder to make investments in EPIC social ventures that can scale utilizing social franchising.
Accredited Social Entrepreneurship Training for Universities.
Fewer than 5% of Universities worldwide offer social entrepreneurship training. EPIC Teams trains post-secondary students in social entrepreneurship by engaging them in the local development of sustainable social venture solutions to local poverty reduction challenges.
Meeting the unmet social venture challenges of the end poverty space.
The Foundation is working with Universities to develop social ventures that meet local poverty reduction challenges which integrate technology to cut costs and improve outcomes at the "Bottom of the Pyramid". The Foundation demonstrated V'ice Haiti, a “bottom up-market creating” social venture, that provides jobs for unemployed youth to deliver affordable social impact for low-income communities in Haiti.
Helping social venture startups bridge the funding gap.
The EPIC Fund is being developed as a sustainable alternative to charitable donations to bridge the funding gap for outstanding EPIC social ventures that create jobs for unemployed youth, especially women, to deliver affordable social impact at the "bottom of the pyramid".