Philanthropy Impact

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Making investments from either endowment or income directly in pursuit of an organisation’s charitable objectives.
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A term for financial services aimed at micro-enterprises, sole traders and individuals, usually in under-invested communities, including small loans, savings facilities with no (or a very low)...
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CDVC is a particular type of CDFI that specialises in equity investments as opposed to loan finance.
Definition
CDFIs lend and invest in deprived areas and underserved markets that cannot access mainstream finance.
Venturesome (CAF)
Organisation
Venturesome is the social investment arm of the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF). It provides risk capital and financial advice to small- and medium-sized charities and other social enterprises. Over £7.25m has been committed to 150 charities since its launch in 2002, of which £4.7m has already been recycled.

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