Acumen Fund

Acumen Fund is a non-profit global venture fund that works to create a blueprint for change by solving problems of poverty with market-oriented solutions. Acumen Fund seeks to build financially sustainable and scalable organizations that deliver affordable, critical goods and services - like health, housing, and water - to the "Bottom of the Pyramid", defined as the four billion people living on less than $4 a day. The organization offers financial support - in the form of loans, equity and occasional grants - and provides intensive managerial and technical assistance to both non-profit and for-profit enterprises. They adhere to a disciplined process in selecting and managing their philanthropic investments as well as in measuring and reporting the end results.