A World of Positive Returns

Insights

Inflection Point

Research Report July 20, 2017

Inflection Point, a study on independent digital media in Latin America, reveals that these organizations are increasingly influential in covering issues that promote better governance and fight abuses of power, but face escalating attacks that could force them to self-censor or terminate operations.

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Newsroom

Charlottesville

Announcement August 17, 2017

Like so many across the country and around the globe, we were horrified and saddened to watch events unfold in Charlottesville, Virginia this last weekend.

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From the Blog

Charlottesville: A tragic failure to learn

August 17, 2017

Charlottesville is another painful reminder that we as a society are failing to learn from our collective experience, and we are suffering the consequences.

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A WORLD OF POSITIVE RETURNS

We invest in entrepreneurs and their visionary ideas that create opportunities for people to improve their lives, their communities, and the world around them.

WHO WE ARE
 

INVESTMENT CRITERIA

ALIGNMENT
Does the investee align with our core mission and values?
IMPACT
Is the investee likely to achieve traction in its field?
POTENTIAL FOR SCALE
Is the idea big enough to grow beyond its current size?
LEADERSHIP
Is there a strong vision for where to go next?
INNOVATION
Is this something we haven’t seen before?

INVESTMENT APPROACH

We

We are structured to support the notion that philanthropy is more than a type of funding. In its truest sense, philanthropy is about improving the lives of others, independent of the mechanism. Consequently, we work across the social and business sectors, operating both a Limited Liability Company (LLC) and a 501(c)(3) foundation.

FINANCIAL DOCUMENTS

COMMITMENTS

Total amount committed since inception:
$1.13
billion+
For-profit investments since inception:
$535
million
Nonprofit grants since inception:
$600
million