Acumen (formerly known as Acumen Fund) is a non-profit global venture fund that uses entrepreneurial approaches to solve the problems of poverty. Its aim is to help build financially sustainable organizations that deliver affordable goods and services that improve the lives of the poor. Acumen is a 501(c)(3) organization headquartered in New York City, with regional offices in India, Pakistan, Kenya and Ghana.

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  • Social Entrepreneurs Stand Up to White House in Defense of Muslim Rights

    Yesterday, more than 170 global heads of social entrepreneurship organizations, including Acumen’s Founder and CEO, Jacqueline Novogratz, signed a letter denouncing President Trump’s recent Executive Order banning individuals from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States. The seven countries included in the ban are Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Sudan, Yemen, and Somalia. The let...

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  • Meet Our 2017 Regional Fellows

    We are excited to kick off the new year by introducing our 2017 Fellows from East Africa, India and Pakistan! This year’s diverse mix of more than 60 Fellows will join our global community of change agents committed to creating new solutions to the problems of poverty and building a world based on dignity. The […] The post Meet Our 2017 Regional Fellows appeared first on Acumen.

  • Nate Laurell Joins Acumen’s Board of Directors

    We are pleased to announce Nate Laurell as the newest addition to Acumen’s Board. Nate is Founder and Managing Partner of NewFrontier Holdings, an investment firm focused on sustainable energy and agriculture, and CEO of Here Holdings, an indoor farm and food company, leading America’s local food movement and helping Chicago to quickly become the country’s urban farming capital. Nate […] The post ...

  • Congratulations to the 2016 Pakistan Fellows!

    Last month, Acumen held a celebration ceremony for the Pakistan Fellows Class of 2016 to commemorate the completion of the cohort’s first year as Acumen Fellows. Keynoted by Acumen President, Carlyle Singer, the event brought together Acumen community members from across Pakistan and showcased the leadership journeys of these 21 dynamic social change-makers. This year’s […] The post Congratulation...

  • Acumen and the United States Agency for International Development announce a new $1 million investment for their Investing for Peace Fund

    Acumen and the U.S. Embassy announced today a $1 million investment in Azahar Coffee from the Investing for Peace Fund. Based in Colombia, Azahar Coffee works with smallholder famers across the country to source specialty green beans for export to international markets, while roasting and distributing coffee in Colombia. This is the second investment for […] The post Acumen and the United States A...

  • Acumen and GE Support Social Enterprises across Africa to Build Inclusive Businesses that Tackle the Problems of Poverty

    Nairobi, Kenya, 8 November 2016 – Acumen, in partnership with GE, kicked off its fourth annual Collaboration Summit today in Nairobi. Acumen, a nonprofit impact investor, created the summit to bring social enterprises and international corporations together to catalyze inclusive business models that address Africa’s biggest social challenges. Since 2001, Acumen has invested more than […] The post ...

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  • Camille Zamora

    Soprano and Co-founder of Sing for Hope at Acumen's 15th anniversary gala http://acumen.org/

  • Kennedy Odede

    President and CEO of Shining Hope for Communities introduces honoree, Bob Collymore http://acumen.org/

  • Bob Collymore

    Acumen Board Member and CEO of Safaricom delivers honoree address http://acumen.org/

  • Stephanie Speirs

    2015 Acumen Fellow and Co-founder & President of Solstice Initiative

  • Acumen 15th Anniversary Gala Recap

    Gotham Hall, New York City, October 18, 2016. http://acumen.org/

  • 15 Years of Acumen

    Jacqueline Novogratz, Founder & CEO in conversation with Shaiza Rizavi, Acumen Board Member and Partner at Gilder, Gagnon, Howe & Co.

  • The Future of Impact Measurement

    Kat Harrison, Associate Director of Impact

  • My Journey for Change

    Imran Sarwar, 2014 Acumen Fellow and Co-founder and CEO of Rabtt; Marilena Hatoupis, Co-founder and U.S. Director of URBAN REFUGEES and former NY+Acumen courses co-chair; Pradeepa Jeeva, 2017 Global Fellow; and Nqobizitha Ndlovu, 2017 Global Fellow. Introduced by Cristina Ljungberg, Acumen Advisor and Partner of Influence Film.

  • Thank You, Acumen!

    Leaders from across Acumen's community share their Acumen moments.

  • Greenhouse in a Box

    Kaushik K. and Sathya Raghu, India Fellows and Co-founders of Kheyti

  • Turning Data into Financial Opportunities for All

    Nicole Van Der Tuin, CEO of First Access

  • Making the Impossible Possible—15 Years of Acumen

    Fifteen years ago, Jacqueline Novogratz founded Acumen with a mission to change the way the world tackles poverty. Few had heard of “patient capital” and “impact investing.” We set out to challenge the status quo and create a new kind of institution, one that would bridge the gap between the social impact of pure philanthropy and the efficiency and scale of market-based approaches. Today, more tha...

  • Jacqueline Novogratz

    CEO, Jacqueline Novogratz delivers 15th anniversary gala keynote. http://acumen.org/

  • Baratunde Thurston

    Author and Comedian hosts Acumen's 15th anniversary gala http://acumen.org/

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  • Acumen and the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship Launch New Report on Unlikely Partnerships for Inclusive Business

    New York, NY – Acumen, the nonprofit global venture fund, and the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship at Oxford’s Saïd Business School, announced today the launch of a new report that reveals the creative ways that corporations and social enterprises are partnering to build inclusive and sustainable business models, and solve some of the world’s most pressing […] The post Acumen and the Skoll...

  • ‘Embrace failure’ Acumen’s CIO Urges Impact Investors

    An assertion crucial to the increasing popularity of impact investing was challenged at a debate in central London on Monday evening. Acumen, the charitably funded investor that offers loans or equity, hosted a debate together with Business Fights Poverty at the headquarters of professional services firm EY. The motion put forward was: “This house believes impact […] The post ‘Embrace failure’ Acu...

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  • A Lesson in Bridging the Education Gap for Families Living in Poverty

    It is estimated that one billion people will be without the necessary skills to find a job. Many young children across Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia are living without any kind of formal education. Even with access to schools, students are discriminated due to their gender, class and caste. Additionally, classes are taught by absent, […] The post A Lesson in Bridging the Education Gap for Fami...

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