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Our Areas of Focus

We back breakthrough social entrepreneurs and organizations that are tackling entrenched social challenges and transforming systems in America to make them more equitable.

Our Strategic Priorities

In our portfolio, we fund and support organizations employing a variety of models and approaches – from direct service programs to movement-building efforts – to drive transformative change. Through our nonpartisan policy initiative and coalition, America Forward, we also provide a platform for social entrepreneurs to advance a public policy agenda that champions innovative and effective solutions to pressing social challenges. 

While we back a diverse group of social entrepreneurs working across issue areas, New Profit has defined several strategic areas of focus that guide our investments. 

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Inclusive Impact

We are committed to backing social entrepreneurs who center equity in their work and who are proximate to the communities we collectively aim to serve. Our Inclusive Impact initiative is designed to spread this commitment across the sector and to drive unprecedented capital to some of our nation’s most proximate and promising innovators – Black, Indigenous, and Latino/a/x leaders – who understand the multi-dimensional root causes of social issues, but receive only a fraction of philanthropy’s resources aimed at solving them.

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Systemic Solutions

A growing set of leaders are applying dynamic new approaches to address the root causes of social problems and to disrupt and reshape the systems that impact the daily lives of all people living in our country. Through our Systemic Solutions Initiative, we are building the nation’s capacity to solve entrenched social problems by identifying and investing in promising systemic solutions catalyzed by innovative, nimble leaders to achieve more equitable and sustainable outcomes. 

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Visionary Social Entrepreneurs

As a part of our effort to advance equity, opportunity, and systemic change in our country, we are committed to backing a growing portfolio of visionary social entrepreneurs. We are working to double the size of our portfolio over the next five years by funding and delivering advisory support more effectively and efficiently to organizations who are working to drive innovation in a broad range of issue areas and communities across the country.

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