REDF Creates Jobs That Change Lives
REDF (also known as The Roberts Enterprise Development Fund) is a San Francisco-based venture philanthropy organization that creates jobs and employment opportunities for people facing the greatest barriers to work.
Founded in 1997 by George R. Roberts (KKR), REDF provides equity-like grants and business assistance to a portfolio of nonprofits in California to start and expand social enterprises—nonprofit-operated businesses selling goods and services demanded by the marketplace while intentionally employing young people and adults who would otherwise face bleak prospects of ever getting a job. More »
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Philanthropy in Silicon Valley: 'Double Bottom Line' Enterprises Make a Big Impact
Read REDF Board Member Dan Rose's op-ed in the San Jose Mercury News here.
Investing in Creating Jobs for the Neediest
SF Chronicle columnist Andrew S. Ross covers REDF's 2013 Benefit. Read it here.
Janet Duca Norton: On the job with the Roberts Enterprise Development Fund
Janet Duca Norton covers the 2013 REDF Benefit. Read it here.
Chris O'Donnell & SF 49ers Make Appearance at REDF Gala
Darren Anderson covers the 2013 REDF Benefit in his blog at HauteLiving.com.
A special message from REDF's President Carla Javits on this week's 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington.
As an 8 year old, I was in Washington, D.C. in 1963 on the day of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, which my parents attended. I remember the energy and sense of history in the room at the gathering they hosted at our apartment afterwards. (Read the rest here.)
When Work is More Than a Job
Carla Javits wrote a blog post for Investing In What Works For America's Communities about the critical role of social enterprise in the nation's economy. Read it here.
REDF is honored as Social Enterprise Of The Year
The Los Angeles Business Journal honors REDF as Social Enterprise Of The Year.
Read the article here.
Carla Javits Testifies to California State Legislature
On June 24, 2013, Carla Javits testified to a Joint State Senate Hearing on Social Impact Bonds in California. Read full testimony.
Social Innovation Fund Investment Report
The Corporation for National & Community Service has released its first Social Innovation Fund Investment Report. To learn more about the impact of the Social Innovation Fund and the work of its grantees, including REDF, read the full report here.
Big Ideas for Jobs
REDF President, Carla I. Javits, publishes a report on how social enterprise impact can be scaled to employ thousands more Americans facing the greatest barriers to work. Read the report »
REDF on The Kresge Foundation Website
The Kresge Foundation (Troy, MI) is featuring REDF on its website. The Kresge Foundation made a 3-year, $750,000 grant to REDF to expand its work in California toward a nationally replicable social enterprise model. Read more about this partnership.
Carla Javits Featured Among Powerful Bay Area Philanthropists
San Francisco Magazine features REDF’s President among their list of "eleven women who exemplify the power - economic and otherwise - of social entrepreneurship, Bay Area style." Read the full article.
REDF Chairman George Roberts WSJ Opinion Piece Highlights REDF
The Wall Street Journal (September 27, 2012) features an opinion piece by REDF Chairman George R. Roberts entitled "The Social Enterprise Approach to Job Creation".