Financial Inclusion and Social Entrepreneurship
Ray and Barbara believe deeply in equal economic and educational opportunities.
The family supports microfinance and other financial inclusion initiatives including Grameen America, the Robin Hood Foundation, and ACCION International that provide underserved communities with a range of opportunities to help build their own capacity, self-sufficiency and resilience.
The Dalio family is also interested in supporting social entrepreneurs, particularly those seeking to strengthen self-sufficiency and resiliency of communities in the United States, and in exploring impact investments as philanthropic models through which investment dollars can be recouped and repurposed for greater impact. This has led to support for organizations such as Acumen and investments in a number of social enterprises and direct impact investments. Dalio Philanthropies has participated in impact investment funds such as the Accion Frontier Inclusion Fund, BlackIvy, and the Global Health Investment Fund, as well as the CFPA Microfinance Inclusive Growth Fund in China.
Support for financial inclusion efforts exceeds $96 million to date. Impact investments committed to these and other areas currently exceed $141 million.