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.
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.
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.