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.
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
A world in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation
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
Push the envelope to fearlessly transform children’s lives
Deliver effective high impact outcomes transparently – in every corner of the globe
Build trust through compassion, consistency, confidence and walking the talk
Make it easier to bring people together and create opportunities
Think smart about how finance and technologies can be leveraged to incubate new ideas and scale solutions