Mission & Vision

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Mission

Social Enterprise Greenhouse creates positive social and economic impact by providing social entrepreneurs and enterprises with the tools and networks they need to thrive. We also foster an ecosystem of diverse stakeholders who work to enable a more just, equitable and resilient economy.

Vision

We envision Rhode Island as a national model for growing sustainable social enterprises that positively transform communities and create a just, equitable and resilient 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.

Values

Equity: We believe that addressing disparities in access to business resources is critical to creating a just, equitable and resilient economy. We are committed to working toward equity and a culture of inclusion within our network, across our programs and throughout our ecosystem.

Impact and Growth/Sustainability: We apply strategic and disciplined use of human and financial resources in order to promote sustainable growth of the social enterprise sector and its impact.

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

Community Engagement: We create equitable, positive, effective social impacts that are informed by and implemented in active collaboration with the communities most affected by the problems entrepreneurs seek to solve.

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 of us 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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