A sustainable alternative to charity
Yunus Social Business is a non-profit venture fund.
We turn donations into investments in sustainable social businesses that provide employment,
education, healthcare, clean water and clean energy to almost 1 million people worldwide.
What is social business?
Discover an innovative new approach to tackling big social challenges
Become a financial partner
Transform your philanthropic capital and improve millions of lives
What we do
Financing and business support for social entrepreneurs
Financing a social business can be a tough challenge, that’s why our core mission is to unlock flexible capital and provide long-term financing that enables social businesses to flourish.
Our financing is simple, competitive and requires no collateral. We offer repayment terms of up to 7 years with grace periods on principle repayments of up to 5 years.
Social businesses that complete our investment application process typically receive between €100,000 and €500,000 in financing.
Financing a social business is just the beginning of a long-term relationship. To achieve growth, sustainability, and long-term social impact, we support our portfolio companies over the life of their investment.
Through partnerships with several leading organizations, we’re able to offer social businesses a range of services either at cost or pro-bono.
Our in-country teams also run regular workshops and accelerator programs, a great place to start the journey to social business success.
What people are saying
I would recommend the accelerator program 100%, the training, the sessions, the speakers, the Team, the venue. Everything was just right!NolbertUganda accelerator
It was an honour for me to be part of this accelerator program and I have learned a lot.SeifallahTunisia accelerator
Our social business has gained a lot from the accelerator process, today we are on another level and we owe this largely to the accelerator.MatheusBrasil accelerator
11 countries, 4 continents, 1 mission, reduce global poverty to zero
Yunus Social Business has its roots in Bangladesh with the Grameen network.
Since our founding in 2010 we’ve expanded to 11 countries with a team of over 50 dedicated staff.
The people and organizations that help make our work possible
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