Venture philanthropy and social finance
SCP was founded with independent funding in 2001, by business entrepreneur and philanthropist Bill Young. Since then, we have been seeking better solutions to the question of accessible employment for those at a disadvantage. While our tactics and activities have evolved over time, our mission is unwavering.
From the outset, our work centered on venture philanthropy and social finance – investment models that deliver social benefits, as well as economic returns. In our first five years, we facilitated access to financing and provided advisory services to build and scale social enterprises, which are businesses that integrate a social mission directly into their operations.