Founded by Professor Dennis Shaughnessy, the Social Enterprise Fund enables the creation of micro-businesses through impactful investments to support small business owners, microfinance associates and student led social ventures.
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Social Enterprise Fund Accomplishments:
- We have provided over $140,000 in lending capital to generate over 300 new businesses in the Dominican Republic, resulting in 432 micro-credit loans total
- We have invested over $125,000 to provide micro-equity grants to small business owners and entrepreneurs in South Africa, resulting in over 600 hours in consulting service delivery to the Cape Flats area
- Our students have raised $75,000 through grassroots initiatives to support micro-development projects, from building homes with Niall Mellon Township Trust or working on a community garden with Nuestros Pequenos Hermanos