Grassroots Capital Management promotes investments in multiple bottom line businesses delivering social and financial value and working to strengthen communities and eliminate poverty.
Women’s Health Access Fund
Lending to financial institutions that improve access to health care for poor women and their families.
Grassroots is partnering with Freedom from Hunger to improve access to health care for poor women and their families by complementing tested, effective technical assistance with financing. The effort will initially help FFH’s 26 partners in Asia, Africa and Latin America scale up their health access support initiatives and will then engage new partners. Grassroots has been working with FFH since 2013 to design and launch the initiative.
Grassroots Impact First Initiative (GIFI)
We seek out investment opportunities in sectors including micro-finance and small businesses, affordable housing, sustainable agriculture and renewable energy with investors who want to reflect their values and hopes for the future in their investment portfolios.
Grassroots is developing a coordinated group of initiatives intended to help microfinance institutions that effectively and reliably prioritize a pro-poor commitment while maintaining solid profitability. GIFI initiatives — including improved governance in support of social objectives; structural features to confirm impact first priority and ensure “responsible exits”; design of impact metrics to help improve social performance and communicate with stakeholders – are already underway with individual MFIs and industry groups.