Mission, Vision & Values
MissionREDF creates jobs and pathways to employment for people facing the greatest barriers to work.
VisionJobs transform lives and communities. We believe the opportunity to work should be available to everyone, everywhere.
We use creativity and analysis to solve hard problems, while measuring impact to identify what works and what doesn’t. We communicate those lessons to improve practice for the field at large.
Our high-impact, hands-on, venture philanthropy approach achieves results. We actively cultivate alliances, identify aligned interests, foster mutual accountability and ignite positive change.
We bring all of our skill, knowledge and compassion to our work, and work with well-run social ventures and other businesses to efficiently use the resources entrusted to us.
By striving to listen and learn, we demonstrate respect for the organizations with which we work and the people who are employed by their businesses.
“REDF is an excellent model of high-engagement philanthropy in the way they have actively learned from their experience with their investees, have improved on their model over the years, and have been willing to share their experience broadly within the field.”
Rita E. Hauser Lecturer, Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations, Harvard University