Acumen Fund is a non-profit global venture fund that uses entrepreneurial approaches to solve the problems of global poverty. It seeks to prove that small amounts of philanthropic capital, combined with large doses of business acumen, can build thriving enterprises that serve vast numbers of the poor. Acumen Fund investments focus on delivering affordable, critical goods and services – like health, water, housing and energy – through innovative, market-oriented approaches. Think of it as kind of like a mutual fund Kiva.
A group of folks here in Vancouver are intent on starting up a local chapter, and I was happy to come on board with some pro-bono graphic design services. First up? A poster for Acumen 101, an upcoming information session.
If you live in the Lower Mainland, and are interested in this type of organization, do come out for the info session. We’d love to see you there! You can learn more about Acumen Fund here.