Social Venture Funding Examples by Ray Dinning

Roberts Enterprise Development Fund: Implementing a Social Venture Capital Approach to Philanthropy

by Daniel KesslerJed EmersonMelinda T. TuanLauren Dutton
25 pages.  Publication date: Oct 01, 1998. Prod. #: E45-PDF-ENG

Roberts Enterprise Development Fund (REDF) transformed its philanthropic practice into a social venture capital practice in 1997 with a portfolio of nonprofit enterprises in the San Francisco Bay Area. This case presents REDF’s analysis of the changing needs of the nonprofit marketplace.


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