Catalytic capital to scale ambitious social ventures


Rippleworks invests in high-growth social ventures to help scale their impact
and improve more lives.

Funding across multiple impact areas

We prioritize impact over any sector, region, or deal type

Tailored to meet the unique needs of ventures

We provide various types of debt investments and grants so ventures have the right capital required for scale

Mezzanine funding required for scale

We fill a critical funding gap, providing high-risk mezzanine funding with $1M–$3M investments

Characteristics of ventures we fund:

• Business model has significant, proven impact for low-income or underserved people

• Led by strong CEOs and leadership teams

• Clear product-market fit with a path to scale

Key Criteria for Funding:

• Well-defined operating and growth plans

• Credible co-investors/funders

• Catalytic capital that accelerates scale or brings in additional funding

Since 2018, we’ve supported social ventures with $84 million in flexible capital

$66M grants

$18M debt


  • Acceso
    Agriculture | Grant
  • AmaniRippleworks
    Amani Global Works
    Healthcare | Grant
    Healthcare | Grant
  • Babban Gona
    Agriculture | Loan
  • BRAC
    Economic Empowerment | Grant
  • Center for Tech and Civic Life
    Human Rights | Grant
  • Clinicas del Azúcar
    Healthcare | Loan
  • Code for America
    Multi-sector | Grant
  • CommonLit
    Education | Grant
  • Digital Green
    Agriculture | Grant
  • EarthEnable
    Healthcare | Grant
  • Educate!
    Education | Grant

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