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Standing Behind Those on the Forefront of Change

Builders Ini­tia­tive invests in and col­lab­o­rates with non-prof­its, busi­ness­es, and oth­ers work­ing towards sus­tain­able solu­tions to soci­etal and envi­ron­men­tal chal­lenges. We engage with our part­ners in these pri­ma­ry impact areas:

We believe that those clos­est to the prob­lem are the ones best equipped to solve it. They are the thinkers and doers. Their work is at the cen­ter of our vision because they have the his­to­ry, rela­tion­ships, know-how, per­spec­tives, and expe­ri­ence to make change possible.

We use a vari­ety of tools, includ­ing grant­mak­ing and impact invest­ing, to unlock and scale long-term pos­i­tive change. That means we work with entre­pre­neurs build­ing impact-dri­ven com­pa­nies and those financ­ing social inno­va­tion. But we know cap­i­tal­ism is imper­fect and not always able to deliv­er every solu­tion, so we work just as close­ly with advo­cates and non-prof­it orga­ni­za­tions seek­ing to change think­ing and pro­vide sus­tain­able, more equi­table ser­vices in our communities.

“We might have reason to be driven! We live for a short stretch of time in a world we share with others.”

- Amartya Sen, Philosopher and Economist