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Deadlines Fast Approaching for Global Leaders To Engage with India’s Most Inspiring Social Entrepreneurs

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MUMBAI, India, September 3, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Deadlines are fast approaching for the 2013-2014 India Social Entrepreneurship Journeys, which will enable top executives, academics, and nonprofit leaders to discover how they can have their greatest positive impact on the world. Taking place this upcoming December and February, the India Social Entrepreneurship Journeys will take a hand selected groups of senior leaders on carefully curated 5-8 day experiences.

With Skoll Foundation Support, Citi Provides Financing for Innovative Social Enterprise KickStart International

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New York, July 27, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Citi Microfinance and Citi Commercial Bank today announced US$2,000,000 in financing to support KickStart International, a non-profit social enterprise that designs, manufactures and sells high-quality, low-cost irrigation pumps for use by smallholder farmers across Sub-Saharan Africa. With support from the Skoll Foundation, the loan will be the first from Citi directed to the social enterprise sector and will specifically support smallholder farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa, where farm yields are among the lowest in the world.

RSF Make a New Loan to the Intervale Center

RSF financing helps Intervale Center sustain farms, land, and people in Vermont
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA, July 22, 2013/3BL Media/ - RSF Social Finance (RSF) is pleased to announce a new loan to the Intervale Center. RSF financing will help the Intervale Center sustain farms, land, and people in Vermont as a national model for sustainable agriculture and food system transformation.

The non-profit Intervale Center (the Center) is dedicated to strengthening community food systems in Burlington, Vermont by improving farm viability, supporting the stewardship of agricultural lands, and engaging community members in the food system. 

RSF Makes a New Loan to Foundation For the Challenged

Refinancing 44 homes providing affordable, community-based housing to 180 people with developmental disabilities
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SAN FRANCISCO, July 16, 2013/3BL Media/ -  RSF Social Finance (RSF) is pleased to announce a new loan to Foundation For the Challenged (FFC). The RSF loan will refinance 44 residential homes which provide affordable, community-based housing for approximately 180 people with developmental disabilities. This will be the third loan RSF has provided to the organization.

RSF Makes a New Loan to the Seattle Waldorf School

Financing to support green campus rennovations
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SAN FRANCISCO, June 27, 2013 /3BL Media/ - RSF Social Finance (RSF) is pleased to announce a new loan to the Seattle Waldorf School (SWS). RSF financing will help Seattle Waldorf School renovate and expand its facilities to better accommodate the school’s growth and support its educational mission in a newer, more fitting space.

What Funders of Social Enterprises Want

Growing interest in social enterprise means a growing pool of capital

Originally published by Sustainable Industries

by Don Shaffer

Interest in social enterprises is growing—and believe it or not (some entrepreneurs may have their doubts), so is the pool of capital available to them.

RSF Makes a New Loan to Regional Access

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SAN FRANCISCO, May 6, 2013 /3BL Media/ - RSF Social Finance (RSF) is pleased to announce a new loan to Regional Access Inc., a wholesale food distributor focused on creating a sustainable regional food system. RSF financing will support the growth of Regional Access, including its expanding marketing and sales efforts, and the establishment of a new satellite facility closer to key markets.

RSF Makes a New Loan to Frontier Pro Services

New RSF loan to leader in the wind energy industry
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SAN FRANCISCO, March 26, 2013 /3BL Media/ - RSF Social Finance (RSF) is pleased to announce a new loan to Frontier Pro Services, LLC. Frontier Pro provides innovative operations, maintenance, and condition assessment solutions to utility-scale wind farm owners and operators throughout North America. RSF’s financing will help Frontier Pro expand their proprietary wind turbine condition monitoring and inspection businesses.

ING U.S. and Girls Inc. Expand Financial Education Partnership

Innovative Approach Brings Investing Know-How and Confidence to More Girls Across U.S.
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New York, NY, March 20, 2013 /3BL Media/ After three years of creating hands-on investment experience for girls, ING U.S. and Girls Inc., announced that they will expand their innovative education effort to serve more girls in more locations throughout the U.S. The program expansion includes the addition of five new ING-Girls Inc. Investment Challenge teams and the creation of a new one-year program that will take place at 19 locations. For more information and images, visit the ING-Girls Inc.

Allstate and Operation HOPE Join Together for Sandy Recovery Efforts

$100,000 grant will support financial counseling and guidance for families
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Atlanta, Ga., February 5, 2012 /3BL Media/ – Operation HOPE is pleased to announce that Allstate Insurance Company is committing $100,000 to bolster financial guidance and recovery efforts for the financial dignity nonprofit’s initiative, Project Restore HOPE: Hurricane Sandy. Through Project Restore HOPE, volunteers are being recruited and trained to provide financial recovery assistance to those who need guidance restoring their homes and businesses.


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