Since 2011, our programs and services have served 1000+ enterprises that have improved the lives of more than 5 million people.
*self-reported number aggregated from the entrepreneurs we work with.
Our Accelerator has provided 244 social entrepreneurs with the tools, networks, and resources to grow their business and impact.
Our Incubator has helped 178 entrepreneurs turn their idea into a business or nonprofit that creates positive social impact while being financially sustainable.
The percentage of ventures we served that are owned by people of color increased from 37% to 40% between 2019 and 2020, and the percentage of ventures owned by women remained consistent around 60%.
Our Talent Matchmaking program has helped place over 150 interns with social enterprises to help build capacity.
We’ve loaned $237,500 in growth capital to Rhode Island social enterprises through our loan fund.
In 2019 we expanded our commitment to equity by opening two new offices - one serving Pawtucket and Central Falls, and one in Newport.
Our portfolio ventures make lasting change through improvements in access to educational opportunities, training and employment, healthcare, financial services, healthy food, basic human needs, affordable housing, and a safe and healthy environment.
The mission of NaloxBox is to improve the capacity of bystander rescuers to quickly save the lives of victims of opioid overdose by equipping rescuers with a kit of easily accessible tools.
Hope’s Harvest RI mobilizes volunteers to fan out into farmers’ fields and glean fruits and vegetables left behind after harvest. The gleaned food is then brought to food pantries and distributed to people in need.
The mission of GoPeer is to improve the quality and lower the cost of education. The company pairs vetted college students with youth students for one-on-one online tutoring lessons.
The Steel Yard
The Steel Yard, with a 3.8 acre campus in Providence’s Industrial Valley, provides shared workspaces and training for welding, blacksmithing, jewelry, ceramics, and the foundry arts.
Explore our recent Impact Reports to learn more about our effectiveness in supporting social enterprises in Rhode Island and beyond.
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