Mission-Related Investment Archives - Gates Family Foundation

News: Mission-Related Investment

Mission-related investments (MRIs) commit a portion of the Foundation’s endowment capital for mission-aligned purposes that meet a market-rate return expectation.


Reach Capital

$1,000,000 | Awarded: 2020

Reach Capital’s mission is to support the most promising entrepreneurs developing technology solutions for challenges in early childhood, K-12 and higher education. Reach funds


Owl Ventures

$3,000,000 | Awarded: 2020

Owl Ventures (Owl), is the largest venture capital firm in the world focused on the education technology market encompassing early learning, K-12, higher education,



$110,000 | Awarded: 2020

Avesta is a new investment firm based in Denver focused on bringing the technology start-up community together with the impact investing community, specifically focused


Greater Colorado Venture Fund

$500,000 | Awarded: 2019

An investment in an impact-driven fund pioneering venture capital in rural Colorado. GCVF is one of the only venture capital funds focused exclusively on making


Lyme Timber Company LP – Opportunities Fund

$1,000,000 | Awarded: 2019

An investment in a private equity fund focused on the acquisition and sustainable management of timberlands with unique conservation values throughout the U.S. Previous


Rose Affordable Housing Preservation Fund V

$3,000,000 | Awarded: 2019

An investment in an institutional fund focused on generating strong, risk-adjusted returns through: creating and preserving affordable multifamily housing; implementing practical green strategies to


Colorado Impact Fund – Bridge Fund I

$1,500,000 | Awarded: 2019

An investment in a private equity fund that provides growth capital to Colorado companies that have potential to generate strong market returns, but also


PGIM Impact Value Partners

$3,000,000 | Awarded: 2019

An investment in a private equity fund focused on affordable housing and transformative development projects across the U.S.