Posts Tagged ‘funding’

D-Prize Competition Offering $20,000 to Poverty-fighting Ventures

April 4th, 2013


If you had $20,000, how would you fight poverty? D-Prize just launched 5 new challenges to help new social entrepreneurs to pilot their ideas in the developing world. Solve one of the challenges – and create a new organization that could help improve the lives of millions of people. Learn more at

D-Prize is a call to the world’s brightest social entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs. Submit your idea to start a newdistribution initiative in one of our five challenge areas. If selected, we will award you $10,000-$20,000 to pilot your idea over a three-month trial period. D-Prize will fund a total of 5-15 social entrepreneurs in 2013. If your pilot is successful, we will help you to launch your work and attract significant support.

Northern California Community Loan Fund Celebrates 25 Years

March 25th, 2013






Watch their inspiring 25th Anniversary video here

NCCLF has become an important regional lender and technical assistance provider, supplying loan capital and financial training to organizations that develop affordable housing, community facilities, job-training programs, and vital human services throughout Northern California. Offering:

  • Affordable, high-impact loans to nonprofits unable to obtain conventional financing;
  • Financial technical assistance to build the capacity of community organizations;
  • Grants and technical assistance to nonprofits seeking permanent facilities;
  • Enable socially concerned investors to channel their capital to sound community projects; and
  • Public education to build public awareness of community investment opportunities.

Funding Sources for Social Innovation

December 31st, 2010 shows that there is no shortage of interest in impact investing, evident by a comprehensive list of 202 sources of funding for social innovation, social enterprises and social entrepreneurs that they’ve put together. Take a look.