The foundation provided support to create a new working capital facility managed by UNICEF to help fund manufacturers to ramp up the production of life-saving Ready-To-Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF). This will enable suppliers to buy raw ingredients, increase staffing, and pay Read More
Investment Types: Loan & Credit Enhancements
UNICEF VII (2021)
The foundation provided support to expand UNICEF’s Vaccine Independence Initiative. This program allows countries to bridge-finance the procurement of vaccines and other health commodities and UNICEF to procure COVID commodities in advance of country demand materialization and procurement. The financing Read More
Eastside Preparatory School
Eastside Preparatory School is a college-preparatory school located in Kirkland, Washington. The foundation provided a loan to support an expansion of the organization’s campus. Investment Date: February 2017
African Leadership Fund
The African Leadership Foundation is a U.S. 501(c)(3) organization with a mission to educate Africa’s next generation of young leaders. The foundation provided a loan to support the organization’s 2020-2021 school year objectives. Investment Date: May 2020
Hester Biosciences Africa Limited
Hester Biosciences Africa Limited (“Hester Africa”), a newly-formed Tanzanian company and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hester Biosciences Limited (“Hester”), is building an animal vaccine manufacturing facility near Dar es Salaam. Hester has a 20-year track record manufacturing and distributing livestock Read More
Financing Small Agribusinesses in Africa
Working capital is critical for the small and growing agribusinesses/cooperatives that facilitate smallholder farmers’ access to markets. Our strategic investment helped a leading frontier market agriculture lender extend its presence in Africa.
Pledge Guarantee for Health
The foundation provided support to the UN Foundation’s Pledge Guarantee for Health to improve procurement practices to avoid stockouts of family planning products in the developing world.
The foundation provided support to expand UNICEF’s Vaccine Independence Initiative. This program allows countries to bridge-finance the procurement of vaccines while they await budget funds to be available.
Root Capital provides agricultural enterprises with the capital and training they need to unlock their potential and become engines of impact in rural communities.
The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is an international public health agency working to improve health and living standards in America.