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The Integrated Fund provides an opportunity for entrepreneurial philanthropists to invest in a creative development model that will generate long-term, sustainable social return in a targeted region.

CORE COMPONENTS

 

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INTEGRATED SECTORS
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The Integrated Fund takes its name from our belief that for long-term, sustainable growth in a community, the development of multiple sectors must be integrated. We recognize the complementary roles that the economic, health, and education sectors play within any community. For poverty to be effectively alleviated and livelihoods improved, these sectors must be simultaneously impacted in ways that support mutual growth.

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BLENDED CAPITAL
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We define blended capital as the coordinated use of grants and loans to simultaneously support program implementation and build capacity of local community organizations, with the goal to drive societal and economic change in tandem. This blended capital approach unites donors, social investors, and implementing partners through the flexible application of situation-appropriate funding mechanisms.

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CONCENTRATED IMPACT
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The Integrated Fund supports long-range, geographically-targeted projects, fostering depth as well as breadth of investment in a region. The pilot project, known as the Integrated Fund for Gulu, will focus on a region in Northern Uganda for ten years (2015-2025).

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INVESTMENTS

The Integrated Fund invests in local community-based organizations as well as collaborating with larger organizations for co-investment. Our initial investment strategy has three components outlined below. As long-term partnerships are confirmed, we will share more information.

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DATA MAPPING

Grants are in process with two well-established NGOs in Gulu to enable quantitative data collection within the district. Data collection and analysis will be complete by September 2015, and will inform our subsequent investment decisions.

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PILOT INVESTMENTS

Several pilot grants and loans are in process with small local NGOs to support their existing programs in Gulu. The NGO recipients of this first round of funding have been identified as potential long-term partners for the Integrated Fund for Gulu. Outcomes from these initial small grants and loans will inform our future grant and loan allocations.

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EXPLORING PARTNERSHIPS

We are currently in discussion with two large NGOs in Gulu to explore collaborative opportunities for co-investment in the region.