Social Enterprise Greenhouse creates positive social and economic impacts by supporting social entrepreneurs and enterprises with the tools and networks they need to thrive. We are a network of business and community leaders who contribute time, expertise and money to create jobs and support positive change through social enterprise.
In four years, we’ve increased our portfolio ventures from 10 to more than 150 and helped create more than 750 jobs in our region. Our ventures have improved the lives of over 250,000 people in a myriad of ways including job training, educational interventions, and financial literacy training. In addition, we’ve launched new programs for building business acumen in the social enterprises we serve: 1) 101 Workshop (formerly known as Incubator); 2) Accelerator; and 3) Forum peer support group. And yet, we believe that the best is yet to come! In 2015, we opened Rhode Island’s first social enterprise co-working and education space. The beautiful space in Davol Square is a shared home to our staff and over 50+ social enterprises, universities, service providers, associations, and individuals have already committed as founding members. Our work would not be possible without the amazing commitment of our partners and volunteers.