Impact. Sustainability. Change.

Funding Innovations That Improve Lives

Impact Investing

We help social enterprises develop sustainable, scalable solutions that maximize positive impact. We work to close funding gaps between purely philanthropic and commercially oriented capital.

Grants

The Sorenson Impact Foundation is dedicated to providing grants that make a lasting impact on individuals, families, and societies. Our primary areas of emphasis include social impact, education & entrepreneurial training and healthcare. We strive to improve the quality of life for people in their local communities and throughout the world.

Ending Poverty

1,400 waste pickers in india making 2.5x the average wage

Brightening Futures

~50 students each year gain real world experience in impact investing through the Sorenson Impact Center

Creating Jobs

Over 3,000 jobs created each quarter in India by providing micro-loans to small businesses

Funding Change

Over $6mm funded to those without access to traditional bank products

Giving Hope

300,000 smallholder farmers in 17 developing countries access fair trade

Getting Results

VilCap’s results of “90% Survival Rate for Impact Investor Accelerator Participants, 40% of whom are female

Replenishing Resources

Average of 12,500 producing trees planted each month in rural Kenya

Providing Essentials

3,000 homeless children and refugees with access to a phone

A world-renowned entrepreneur, business leader and societal innovator, James Lee Sorenson has built highly successful companies in industries ranging from technology and life sciences to real estate and private equity investment. Jim enjoys combining innovative and worthwhile ideas with talented management teams to produce growing new enterprises. This successful combination has produced thousands of new jobs and vibrant companies.

Throughout his career, Jim has helped establish highly impactful programs and organizations that improve the lives of the working poor, build regional business communities and train the next generation of entrepreneurial and investment leaders. In his philanthropic endeavors, Jim prefers self-sustaining charitable enterprises that can lift and empower large numbers of people. He actively donates time, money and energy to institutions that help individuals in poverty-stricken areas become self-sufficient.

Jim has served on many community service boards, including Mission Markets, University Venture Fund, Art Works for Kids, Gallaudet University, the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business, the Utah Sports Commission and the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development.

Watch a video from our founder about impact investing

A world-renowned entrepreneur, business leader and societal innovator, James Lee Sorenson has built highly successful companies in industries ranging from technology and life sciences to real estate and private equity investment. Jim enjoys combining innovative and worthwhile ideas with talented management teams to produce growing new enterprises. This successful combination has produced thousands of new jobs and vibrant companies.

Throughout his career, Jim has helped establish highly impactful programs and organizations that improve the lives of the working poor, build regional business communities and train the next generation of entrepreneurial and investment leaders. In his philanthropic endeavors, Jim prefers self-sustaining charitable enterprises that can lift and empower large numbers of people. He actively donates time, money and energy to institutions that help individuals in poverty-stricken areas become self-sufficient.

Jim has served on many community service boards, including Mission Markets, University Venture Fund, Art Works for Kids, Gallaudet University, the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business, the Utah Sports Commission and the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development.

Watch a video from our founder about impact investing

We are committed to advancing the impact investing sector through partnership and supporting the following organizations

Sorenson Impact
SoCap
The ImPact
The U.S. Impact Investing Alliance

President’s Council

Financial Times Investing for Good Conferences
Village Capital
Global Impact Investing Network
Mission Investors Exchange
What Works Media Project