Social Impact Fund
Both research and experience have indicated that one of the most effective ways to ensure that nonprofit organizations will be sustainable and make the best use of the funds entrusted to them is to provide them with means to invest in their infrastructure. Nonprofit organizations with excellent programs often do not have the resources or funder support to focus on building their capacity, or they are offered supports that are not tailored to their individual challenges. Consequently, many of today’s nonprofits are not poised to meet the demands of tomorrow. To address this concern, Nonprofits First has developed a flexible vehicle for social investors to provide this critical support to the organizations they wish to see thrive now and in the future.
The Nonprofits First Social Impact Fund provides a means by which funders may invest in nonprofit capacity by allocating funds for Nonprofits First to provide support to nonprofit organizations that they currently fund, wish to fund, or to organizations that have approached Nonprofits First directly for assistance. Nonprofits who serve as beneficiaries from the Social Impact Fund receive Impact Vouchers™ in amounts determined by the investors and gain access to any of the programs and services offered by Nonprofits First.
The Social Impact Fund offers funders and donors an increased Social Return on Investment (SROI) because it maximizes the impact of the dollars given to programs by improving operational efficiency, preparing organizations for sustainability, and developing critical capacities such as leadership. The ultimate yield is greater impact, and nonprofits’ ability to deliver high quality programs in perpetuity.
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