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March 28, 2011 / compassioninpolitics

List of Top Social Investment Funds

Aavishkar Micro-Equity Fund
Acumen Fund
African Agricultural Capital (set up by Rockefeller Foundation)
Agora Venture Fund
Annona Sustainable Investment Funds
Appropriate Infrastructure Development Group
Arison Investments
Aureos-East Africa Health Fund
Bamboo Finance (Oasis Fund)
BarredRock Fund
Big Issue Invest
Bridge Ventures (I believe he was referencing Bridge Community Ventures)
Calvert DAF
Citizen Capital (French)
Commons Capital
Community Power Fund (Canada)
Creas Foundation
Criterion Ventures
DFJ India (Draper Richards Jurvetson)
Elevar Equity
Epiphany Ventures
Equilibrium Capital
Equitas Ventures (Argentina)
Expansion Capital (clean tech)
Fanisi Venture Fund (East Africa & Agri/Sustainability)
FMO (from the Netherlands)
Footprint Ventures (Neill Brownstein, a co-founder of Bessemer Venture Partners)
France Active (French)
Funda-Pro (in Spanish)
Fusion Venture Partners
George Avenue Social Venturing (Noaber Foundation initiative)
Global Impact Investors
Golden Mean Capital
Golden Seeds
Good Capital (Social Enterprise Expansion Fund)
Grassroots Business Fund (IDF)
Gray Ghost Ventures (Social Venture Group)
Humanity Fund
IFMR Trust-Network Enterprise Fund (India)
Ignia (Mexico)
InnoSight Ventures (Clay Christensen)
InReturn Capital (East Africa)
Inversor Fund (Columbia–no website found in Google)
Invested Development (alt energy & mobile tech)
Jasmin Social Investments (wow…a handful of high impact organizations)
LGT Venture Philanthropy
Lundin for Africa (Africa)
ManoCap (post-conflict in West Africa)
Mindful Investors (sustainable & healthy living)
New Island Capital
New Ventures India (sustainable growth in India)
Nexus Venture Partners (VC in India–look to be mostly web based)
Omidyar Network (philanthropic investment firm)
Omnivor Capital (Ag tech in India)
Orient Global/RF Chandler
Pacific Community Ventures
Peery Foundation (self-reliance in the San Fransisco bay area)
PhiTrust (French)
Presumed Abundance
Pyme Capital
responsAbility Social Investments
Rianta Capital (Artha)
RSF Social Finance
Shared Interest
Small Enterprise Assistance Fund (SEAF)
SJF Ventures
SONG Investment Advisors
Soros Economic Development Fund
Spring Hill Equity
Sustainable VC
Tandem Fund
Tomorrow Ventures
Treco International
University Impact Fund
UnLtd India
VenturEast Seed Fund
Vox Capital
Watershed Capital

This list was compiled by of Grey Ghost ventures.


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  1. compassioninpolitics / Mar 29 2011 4:22 am

    Here is a database of options to help investors find opportunities called Impact Base:

    It requires a free sign up.

  2. Nathan Ketsdever / Mar 31 2011 5:45 pm

    He didn’t mention Seven Base, although I don’t think they are for profit investment:

    Incidently, Acumen Fund isn’t as far as I know either.

  3. Oikocredit USA (@OikocreditUSA) / Oct 27 2011 3:53 pm

    Oikocredit is an important global social investor in microfinance that has been in existence since 1975. It stresses social performance and impact of loans over profit-maximization and high-yield interest rates. To learn more visit our website:


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