About us

Every child in our world deserves the right to survival, protection, development and participation

Save the Children Global Ventures works with start-ups and investors who share the mission to radically transform how we solve issues facing millions of the world’s most vulnerable children.

We recognise global aid budgets are increasingly stretched due to growing levels of conflict, climate crisis and COVID.

Save the Children Global Ventures complements traditional grant-making and philanthropy with an increased use of innovative financing instruments, including loans, guarantees and blended finance funds.

We are also establishing a ‘family of impact funds’ to crowd-in private sector investment to help achieve the sustainable development goals.

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Paul Ronalds, Founder, Save the Children Global Ventures

Right now, Save the Children has neither enough funding nor enough of the right funding to meet the needs of children.

 

Traditional grant-based funding rarely supports the flexibility and experimentation required to test new models that could sustainably deliver social benefit to millions. The good news is that there are many alternative sources of funding that we are not currently leveraging. That’s why Save the Children Global Ventures exists: to help Save the Children leverage new forms of funding and help take new technologies to scale.

Where we focus

Our investment focus embraces four critical sectors: Education, Health, Child Protection and Climate

Catalyse private sector investment to transform the lives of the world’s most disadvantaged children and their communities

Identify social impact transformation levers through our partnerships with founding entrepreneurs and innovative start-ups in over 100 countries

Capitalise on new technological breakthroughs by leveraging investments and Save the Children’s operational expertise and global reach

Vision

A world in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation

Mission

To bring people together to invest capital, capability and share innovative ideas that radically transform how we solve issues facing millions of the world’s most vulnerable children

Values

Ambition

Push the envelope to fearlessly transform children’s lives

Accountability

Deliver effective high impact outcomes transparently – in every corner of the globe

Integrity

Build trust through compassion, consistency, confidence and walking the talk

Collaboration

Make it easier to bring people together and create opportunities

Creativity

Think smart about how finance and technologies can be leveraged to incubate new ideas and scale solutions