INVESTING IN OUR VALUES

Grassroots Capital Management promotes investments in multiple bottom line businesses delivering social and financial value and working to strengthen communities and eliminate poverty.

Current Initiatives

Freedom From Hunger, Peru, April 2007: Atahuarco Village in Huancavelica district. Credit with education meeting, Finca Peru partner. Identifying Childhood Illness module.

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.

Since 2003, Grassroots has launched eight impact investment vehicles and built a track record of successful financial and social performance.

Fund Management

Caspian Impact Investments

Caspian Impact Investments

Launched in 2013, CII is an Indian multi-sector Social impact debt provider. The mission of CII is to provide debt capital to a wide range of institutions that serve the low income or financially excluded communities, directly or indirectly, in…

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India Financial Inclusion Fund

India Financial Inclusion Fund

India Financial Inclusion Fund is a US$89 million, 10 year fund launched in 2008 by Caspian Investment Advisors to build on the accomplishments of Bellwether and provide equity to companies in the growing Indian financial inclusion space, including Affordable Housing, Small…

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Próspero Microfinanzas Fund

Próspero Microfinanzas Fund

Próspero Microfinanzas was launched in 2010 to create a regionally based equity management capability focused on emerging microfinance institutions in Latin America.  The General Partner and management team is a collaboration between Grassroots and La Paz based Bolivian Investment Management,…

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