We turn donations into long-term investments in Social Businesses in East Africa, Latin America and India.

Hear from our Financial Partners


The Business Way

  • Strong Local Teams & Local Investment

    We hire local teams that come from high-level business backgrounds. They understand their countries and their business landscape inside out to identify businesses with the greatest social impact. We also team up with local philanthropic partners who match our international donations.

  • The Discipline of Venture Capital Investment

    Our sourcing, selection and financing are rooted in good business practice.

  • Patient Loans and Hands-on Growth Support

    We help early-stage social businesses prove their model and maximize social impact


Our Partnership

  • Transparent Reporting

We provide our financial partners with a portfolio review containing detailed financial & social impact metrics of all the businesses in our portfolio.

  • Unique Experiences

Each year we invite our financial partners to visit some of the social business they’ve helped finance. These unforgettable trips are a chance to meet social entrepreneurs and see exactly how your donations are improving people’s lives. Check out the video of our most recent East Africa Partner Trip here.

  • A Close-Knit Community

Our financial partners are a small, international community of individuals from diverse backgrounds who share a passion for investing in social good. We hold regular dinners where partners have the chance to network and share experiences.


How can you get involved?

Friends of YSB

Friends of YSB

Our international network of friends connect with like-minded peers to collect financial support for our social businesses. Find Out More.


Our Anchor Board Partners

We are supported by our committed Anchor Board members, who not only support us financially, but guide us in our strategic vision.


Our Organisational Partners

These are the organisations that make our work possible with financial and pro-bono support

COntact our partnerships team