Emergency Fund Targets Entrepreneurs Who Help The Marginalized


As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, we've seen a disproportionate impact on marginalized communities. Responding to the needs of this embattled sector, public and private business leaders have invested in an emergency fund targeted to social entrepreneurs who focus on the world’s most vulnerable.

Acumen, a non-profit organization that invests in initiatives to tackle poverty, heads up the fund. Employing a radical approach divergent from their typical strategy, they use small grants and loans to create an immediate infusion of support for impacted communities.

Just one of the organizations they've helped is SiembraViva, a Colombian nonprofit that brings healthy food to people in cities, supplied by local, rural smallholder farmers. CEO Diego Benitez was forced to shift operations after the pandemic began, and she is grateful for their timely help. “As a small business owner, the challenges can get overwhelming," she says. "Acumen has been there with funds, practical strategies, and professional coaching.”

To learn more about this admirable new organization, check out the Forbes feature.


A 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization

Federal Identification Number (EIN): 46-3416157

P.O. Box 6654
San Rafael, CA 94903