Organisation

Grassroots Capital Management Corp., PBC
Organisation general information
Organisation name: 
Grassroots Capital Management Corp., PBC
Founding year: 
2007
Country: 
United States
Total number of staff: 
4
Resources dedicated to microfinance: 
4
Percentage of microfinance activities: 
Between 70 and 100%
Type of organisation: 
For profit
 
Financial institution, Fund management company
Organisation's contact person
Contact person: 
Anna Kanze
Address: 
PO Box 70
MA 01070
Plainfield
United States
Phone: 
+1 646 378 8979
Organisation summary
Mission: 

Grassroots is motivated by a belief that those blessed with abundant human and financial resources have an obligation to pursue economic justice and community empowerment both at home and globally. We seek out and collaborate actively with others who share these values.

Our objectives are:

To help eliminate poverty and strengthen communities through investments in small and micro businesses, healthcare, housing, sustainable agriculture and education

To engage private investors with effective, reliable avenues for allocation of their resources to social investments

 

To collaborate with partners who share our values to create innovative and socially responsible investment opportunities.  

Type of intervention: 
  • Equity
  • Loans
  • Subsidies in staff time (e.g. technical assistance/capacity building, evaluation)
  • Subsidies in staff time (e.g. research / information dissemination)
Countries of intervention: 
Africa
Asia
South America
Areas of intervention: 
  • Macro level: Client protection, Supporting networks and associations, Capacity building (focused on all MFIs)
  • Intermediate level: Community-based finance solutions, Rural finance, Value chain development, Microfinance investment vehicules, Business development services, Social impact/performance, Environmental microfinance, Gender, Health
  • Micro level: Capital/equity investments, Financial product development and innovation, Energy products, or other products related to environmental issues, Delivery models (group, indiv.), Performance (financial and social), Ratings and external audits, MFI operations (e.g. general management, governance, finance and accounting, staff training, recuiting), Strategic planning, Marketing, Graduation of MFIs, Risk management
  • Other themes: Impact and performances studies, Evaluation, Governance training of board members and management
Main competences: 

 Grassroots has equity investment and active board participation experience in over 30 microfinance institutions (MFIs) and microfinance investment vehicles (MIVs) and supporting sectors around the globe. Grassroots has also been applying this expertise to evaluate MFI corporate structures, governance and social performance management to better equip board members and management to face challenges and seize opportunities in their dynamic operating environments.

Please indicate any innovations in your microfinance program planned for the coming year: 

We are helping to structure a new global debt fund to improve access to health services for poor women and girls and a fund making equity and quasi-equity investments in financial institutions in Latin America to scale sustainable agriculture innovations and increase quality of life for smallholder farmers.

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