Acumen Fund In BusinessWeek

Check out this story in the current Businessweek on the Acumen Fund–
Designing Change: How venture philanthropy fund Acumen uses design thinking to help solve real-world problems

Here’s some text from an email by founder Jacqueline Novogratz:

We wanted to share with you an article on Acumen Fund that just appeared in BusinessWeek’s “Inside Innovation” supplement (the March 12 issue, now on newsstands). The story, an extension and update of what was featured in their online magazine last fall, is also up on their website – along with a few web-only features, including slide shows on our investment in drip irrigation and about the Acumen Fund Fellows.

We’re excited, of course, to be able to share the Acumen Fund message, but more so about the growing interest there seems to be in market-based models for addressing problems of poverty.


  1. It has been very hard to raise a family of 4 however we have been able to stay togother for 20 years now and this year our oldest daughter finished high school she applied for college funds and did not get any not for sure why, icannot make enought money to pay for these young adults college
    if there is people out there who are really wanting to make a differance in the family life we can sure use the help to put these young adults through college.

  2. I am just asking for some help to put these young adults through college
    and who knows were there lives will have a found return to life.
    This is not easy asking for this help it is like exposing you self to the world
    if this is what it takes to improve the young lives and they can return the effort then this will be worth the effort.

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