Impact Investing vs. Venture Philanthropy

Impact Investing vs. Venture Philanthropy (AAPL,TSLA,GE,FSLR).

By Dan Moskowitz | June 09, 2015

Impact investing and venture philanthropy might appear the same, but there are several differences.

Venture philanthropy has been around much longer, as the phrase was coined by John D. Rockefeller III in 1969. His idea of venture philanthropy was as follows: “An adventurous approach to funding unpopular social causes.” Venture philanthropy peaked in popularity in the mid- to late-1990s. (For related reading, see: The Christmas Saints of Wall Street.)


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