Impact Investments

From grantmaking to investing. Our learning and listening on the ground points us to problems and gaps. Most of the time, solutions for those challenges are community based and funded through grants. Sometimes, a market based solution has the potential for faster, bigger, long-term impact. When we see opportunities like that, we invest in them. Below are a few examples.

Miroculous

Miroculous is a San Francisco based company, developing innovative platform to democratize scientific research and make it easier and more accessible.

Aunt Bertha

Aunt Bertha picks up where Uncle Sam leaves off. This Austin based company has done an incredible job of linking people in need with resources in their community. It also helps hospitals refer and patients to community services and track social determinants of health.

MaRS Catalyst Fund

MaRS Catalyst Fund is a Toronto based impact investment fund that supports Canadian companies solving social and environmental challenges — domestically or abroad — using the power of business and technology.

COSM

COSM Medical  is a Toronto based healthcare company. COSM is combining Ultrasound, Data Science and 3D Printing to create Gynethotics, the world’s first custom gynecological prosthetic, to manage pelvic floor disorders so more women can live and age with dignity and grace. Because every woman is different and pelvic floor disorders, such as prolapse and incontinence, are common, growing, and underserved.