Who Gives A Crap is a social enterprise dedicated to selling environmentally friendly toilet paper with 50% of profits going to sanitation projects overseas. Their vision is to combat poor sanitation and the diseases it brings in developing countries worldwide, by changing the buying habits of Australian consumers towards ethical toilet paper alternatives.
Purpose of fund:
To invest in early stage scalable companies that work to increase incomes and improve the livelihoods of low-income communities in Southeast Asia and India.
The NYC Acquisition Fund aims for social impact, specifically to provide affordable housing in NYC for individuals and families who otherwise couldn’t afford to live in NYC’s five boroughs.
The LeapFrog Fund II invests in high-growth companies across Asia and Africa that offer empowering tools such as insurance, savings and investment products to emerging consumers.
Eye Fund is revolutionising financing of the global eye care industry by making affordable eye care available to people living in poverty. Eye Fund provides loan financing for the development and support of eye care programs, outreach programs and training programs for health care professionals. A collaboration between non-government organisations and private sector institutions, Eye Fund aims to support and/or establish 250 eye care hospitals in developing countries, scaling up the existing eye care industry through introducing debt financing and cross subsidisation of patient fees.
The Bridges Social Impact Bond Fund, the first of its type, invests in social impact bonds, providing investment and support to charities and social enterprises that are delivering intervention programs with social outcomes.
Moxidectin, an important new drug for treating river blindness, has been developed for human use with Wyeth/Pfizer. The World Health Organization (WHO) has co-sponsored its development.
StartSomeGood is a leading crowdfunding platform for social change initiatives. A seed investment of $400,000 was put towards the further development of StartSomeGood in order to scale the capital flow to impactful projects.