TFF’s social investing approach includes:
- Investing in a small number of organizations and initiatives over multiple years.
- Structuring investments to strengthen organizations and initiatives, and to enhance their ability to provide effective services reliably and sustainably at high levels of quality.
- Tracking performance and providing specific capacity building/technical assistance supports.
- Partnering deeply and transparently, with humility and a learning and growth mindset, while supporting investees to stay focused on achieving their respective missions.
- Working with investees to build reliable revenue streams that will support them sustainably.
Constructed as a result of the Foundation’s learnings from 2013-2015, a set of investing values came to guide TFF’s grantmaking.