Social Impact Fund

The social impact fund was established in 2014 by St. Paul’s University College to support the testing and development of early-stage, ideas from GreenHouse Innovators.

The Social Impact Fund (SIF) was established in 2014 by donors from the St. Paul’s University College community. The SIF is used to support GreenHouse students in advancing their ideas into action. As a donor, your contributions support students with the resources they need to build and test prototypes with stakeholders as the progress towards validating their solutions and launching their ventures.

The recipients of the SIF are celebrated 3 times a year at the Social Impact Showcase.

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Bag of money146,500CAD

To-date, 83 student ventures have received grants to grow their venture.

Piggy bank1,211,048CAD

SIF recipients have gone to secure additional follow-on funding and revenue as they grow their ventures.

 

How our students make an impact

Sustainable Development GoalsThe United Nations Sustainable Development Goals are set in place to help the world move towards a more just society. Our students have come up with some amazing ideas that contribute to some of these goals. Scroll through the panels below to learn more about the goals and the number of GreenHouse ventures contributing towards those goals.

If you would like to learn more about these ventures, check out our Social Innovator Spotlights

People holding hands3VenturesSupporting No Poverty

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goal number 1 is No Poverty: End poverty in all its forms everywhere.

Bowl with steam1VentureSupporting Zero Hunger

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goal number 2 is Zero Hunger: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.

EKG line with heart25VenturesSupporting Good Health and Well Being

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goal number 3 is Good Health and Well Being: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.

Open book and pencil7VenturesSupporting Quality Education

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goal number 4 is Quality Education: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.

Gender symbols superimposed with equal sign in the middle5VenturesSupporting Gender Equality

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goal number 5 is Gender Equality: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.

A cup with liquid and an arrow pointing down1VentureSupporting Clean Water and sanitization

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goal number 6 is Clean Water and Sanitization: Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.

Power button in the middle of the sun1VentureSupporting Affordable and Clean Energy

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goal number 7 is Affordable and Clean Energy: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.

Graph with arrow pointing upwards6VenturesSupporting Decent Work and Economic Growth

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goal number 8 is Decent Work and Economic Growth: Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.

4 cubes stacked to form a pyramid2VenturesSupporting Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goal number 9 is Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure: Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation.

equal sign with four triangles 12VenturesSupporting Reduced Inequalities

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goal number 10 is Reduced Inequalities: Reduce inequality within and among countries.

Buildings2VenturesSupporting Sustainable Cities and Communities

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goal number 11 is Sustainable Cities and Communities: Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.

Inifnity symbol with arrow13VenturesSupporting Responsible Production and Consumption

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goal number 12 is Responsible Production and Consumption: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.

Eye with Earth instead of pupil5VenturesSupporting Climate Action

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goal number 13 is Climate Action: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.

Tree and birds2VenturesSupporting Life on Land

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goal number 15 is Climate Action: Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss.

Bird with olive branch standing on mallot7VenturesSupporting Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goal number 16 is Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions: Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels

5 circles forming floral pattern representing unity5VenturesSupporting Partnerships for the Goals

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goal number 17 is Partnerships for the Goals: Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development.


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