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 »
New from REDF
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".