REDF. An investment that works.
REDF is a pioneering venture philanthropy organization that invests exclusively in the growth and effectiveness of social enterprises―mission-driven businesses dedicated to helping people who otherwise would be shut out of the workforce, get jobs, keep jobs, and build a better life. Since 1997, REDF has provided funding and specialized advisory services
to over 177 social enterprises in 26 states. Together, these businesses have employed over 36,000 people, and earned $720 million in revenue (and counting).
It’s an investment that works—$2.23 in benefits for every $1.00 spent.
The broader impact is in lives transformed, as people find not just work but hope, pride, belonging, and self-sufficiency. When people work, we leverage all of the talent available to our country. Families and communities are stronger—and so is our entire society.About REDFworkshop
REDF is building the field of Employment Social Enterprises (ESE) through REDFworkshop,
a technology platform that informs and connects a community of people working together to build a national movement of ESEs. United in one easy-to-use platform, REDFworkshop
is the place to go for those who want to learn about social enterprise, grow their businesses, increase their impact, and support the power of a job to transform a life.