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Program Related Investments

The Sorenson Impact Foundation makes program related investments (PRIs) in the form of equity, convertible debt, revenue based financing agreements, and loans. Our program related investments are made to for profit impact start-ups whose business model is tightly intertwined with achieving high, game changing social impact. We are looking for the most innovative and scalable solutions to solutions such as access to education, workforce development, access to healthcare, and other issues disproportionately impacting underserved populations around the world. We will evaluate proposals from every country and sector that meet these guidelines. Please note that we are looking for post-revenue companies that are in the Seed and Series A stage.

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Grants

In 2021, The Sorenson Impact Foundation launched the Lasting Impact Through Systems Change grant program to provide access to capital, entrepreneur support, and jobs for underserved communities across the US in the heat of a global pandemic and concurrent economic, labor, and health crises. Through that program, we selected five organizations to support the development of financial systems that work better and for more people.

 

In 2022, our grant program will continue the theme for systems change by focusing on fundamental socio-economic gaps, barriers, and challenges in our society and supporting solutions that are addressed or catalyzed by impact investing. Our goal is to support the development of an impact investing ecosystem that harmonizes financial returns, social impact returns, and equitable capital distribution. Our specific areas of focus are listed below, including example projects for illustration. Please note that example projects are directional only. As a foundation that values scalable innovation, we are eager to see proposals for systems level, game-changing new solutions.

 

Please download the full RFP for our specific grant focus areas as well as the submission process and parameters required in order to be considered.  The 2022 RFP submission portal will close at 5:00pm EST on June 17, 2022.