To address complex challenges, the Foundation is adopting an integrated approach to deploying financial capital and adapting financial models to catalyze, sustain and scale systems transformation: Solutions Finance.

The Foundation supports the development of Solutions Finance in Canada by using our own financial assets in a range of ways (grants, loans, loan guarantees, impact investments, responsible investing and shareholder activism) to support social innovation. We seek to grow the field and influence markets by sharing lessons and collaborating on the development of new financial instruments and changes to financial policies. We also encourage community organizations to diversify their business models to include social enterprise and other revenue-generating models.

 

Solutions Finance: An integrated approach