We believe that America’s challenges are best addressed by bottom-up solutions that revitalize the key institutions of society — business, communities, education, and government.

We partner with social entrepreneurs with passion and personal knowledge in their subject area and deep belief in the dignity of all people. We seek out partners who share our vision of a society based on equal rights, mutual benefit, openness, and self-actualization.

We have a holistic view of partnership — we come alongside social entrepreneurs and ask how we can empower them. This could be in the form of a transformational grant or a talent partnership with our educational programs. But our support doesn’t stop there. We also offer:

  • Grantmaking
  • Access to a peer network of social entrepreneurs
  • Social and public-sector expertise
  • Talent development and acquisition
  • Marketing and strategic communications
  • Research and subject-matter expertise
  • Fundraising support
  • Incubation

If you are a social entrepreneur with an innovative, bottom-up solution to society’s challenges, we want to hear from you.

Our partnership experience has been fantastic — CKI has been supportive in every way, including trusting us to determine our strategy and do our work. That’s something I’ve really appreciated about their approach — they trust the folks on the ground to make the right calls about how to have an impact.

—Clementine Jacoby, founder, Recidiviz

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