Mission & Vision

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Social Enterprise Greenhouse creates positive social and economic impacts by supporting social entrepreneurs and enterprises with the tools and networks they need to thrive.


Rhode Island is a national model for growing sustainable, “do well, do good” businesses that positively transform communities, create jobs and foster a healthy economy.

Who We Are

SEG is a network of 400+ enterprises and 300+ business and community leaders who contribute time, expertise and funding to grow Rhode Island’s social impact ecosystem.

Who We Serve

SEG serves social entrepreneurs in Rhode Island and accessible markets who are exploring, launching, and growing businesses to achieve social and environmental impact as well as economic growth.

We define social enterprises as organizations that strive to do well and do good. They use business tools and harness market demand to achieve their missions — delivering both social and financial impact.

Click here for an overview of our services to social entrepreneurs.


Equity and Inclusion: The growth and quality of the social enterprise sector and individual social enterprises is more sustainable and effective in an environment that is intentionally welcoming to input from all stakeholders.

Impact and Growth/Sustainability: Strategic and disciplined use of resources, both human and financial, leads to sustainable growth of the social enterprise sector and its impact.

Excellence: We share a commitment to quality, innovation, and continuous learning to grow the social enterprise movement and its impact.

Community Engagement: Social change is most effective when it is informed by and implemented with full involvement of communities most impacted by the problems entrepreneurs seek to solve and in active collaboration with stakeholders who seek systems level change.

Spirit of Generosity: We benefit collectively when people give their time, talent and treasure to enable enterprises that improve others’ lives and our interconnected communities.

Respect: We recognize and acknowledge that each stakeholder approaches social enterprise and problem-solving from a distinct and valuable perspective.

Join us in making RI the place for social enterprise! 


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