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.


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Ember Infrastructure Management

$4,000,000 | Awarded: 2021

Ember Infrastructure Management, LP is a sustainably focused private equity firm established in 2018 to generate attractive risk-adjusted returns by investing in companies and

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Buff Venture Fund

$1,000,000 | Awarded: 2021

The Buff Venture Fund I L.P. (the Buff Fund) is a first-time fund created to capitalize on venture opportunities associated with the University of

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Reach Capital III

$3,000,000 | 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

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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,

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Avesta Fund I

$1,000,000 | Awarded: 2021

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

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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

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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

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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