The Stiefel Family Foundation Fund is now fully invested and will not make new commitments before exiting a current holding.
Village Capital uses the power of peer support to build enterprises that change the world. Inspired by the concept of the “village bank” in microfinance and peer support groups such as YPO and EO, Village Capital puts the hard tasks of building companies–criticism, strategy, feedback, and legwork–in the hands of entrepreneurs themselves.
GEMSI believes in the power of the Maker movement and in particular the empowering concept of Hacker Spaces. These spaces are community workshops that are democratizing innovation throughout the world. By providing their members with tools, collaborators, and access to a global pool of knowledge, these spaces are fostering technical skills and social experience that will help build a brighter, more awesome, future.
The William James Foundation works with for-profit entrepreneurs whose companies are either pre-revenue or less than three years from first revenue, and have a defined social and/or environmental goal.
Arghand, the only all-natural, sustainable skincare line from Afghanistan, was founded by Sarah Chayes, a former correspondent for National Public Radio (NPR) who covered the fall of the Taliban, then stayed behind to help rebuild the war-torn country.
The Virginia Tech Applied Research Corporation and Virginia Tech DREAMS Lab engaged with the next-generation of engineers in the pilot Additive Manufacturing Grand Challenge to design and fabricate vehicles specifically for additive manufacturing. Additive manufacturing has the potential to vastly accelerate innovation, compress supply chains, minimize materials and energy usage, and reduce waste. Furthermore, it allows for localized customization of parts for operational systems which would otherwise be expensive to make or ship.
The Clean Coalition is a non-profit organization whose mission is to make clean local energy accessible now. Their top goal is to implement policies and programs that accelerate the adoption of cost-effective clean local energy across the United States.
BERC is a multidisciplinary network of UC Berkeley students, alumni, faculty, industry professionals, and advisors who seek to turn world-leading research into world-changing solutions by tackling energy and environmental challenges.
Impact IQ will focus on the actual transactions that are defining the new market for impact investments. The potential. The players. The terms. The impact. The crucial information that investors need to do their own next deal to deliver social and environmental impact along with financial returns.
The University of California at Berkeley has long been a leading environmental research center, with some 300 faculty, dozens of research centers, and thousands of students with research interests in the environment.