Investments 

The Social Impact Fund is a nationwide effort, with our first investments in Boston, Chicago, and Flint, Michigan.

Future projects will target rural areas and strategic metro areas.
 

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What's your plan?

We are now  accepting expressions of interest from organizations, companies and people operating in these cities:

Chicago is Accepting Submissions of Interest

Submission Window: May 25 through July 10

The solution must benefit residents within the West Side or South Side of Chicago. 

We’re looking for long-term, sustainable solutions to the underlying social determinants of health challenges that are causing the COVID-19 virus to disproportionately affect minority communities in Chicago. 

8 social entrepreneurs receive funding to break down health barriers

Social Impact Fund investments help turn the tides of disparity into sustainable opportunity

Currently operating in Chicago, Boston and Flint, Michigan, the Association’s Social Impact Fund empowers communities with localized resources to change their own trajectory of health and well-being. Investments by the American Heart Association, the world’s leading nonprofit organization focused on heart and brain health for all, support solutions in the areas of economic empowerment, healthy food access, housing, recidivism (a person’s relapse into criminal behavior), access to quality healthcare, transportation and educational opportunities.  

Boston, MA

We’re helping end the cycle of homelessness, improving the mental health of fathers, supporting a tech startup that helps nonprofit groups and uninsured people, and more. Downtown Boston

Flint, MI

Our Michigan investments are connecting hungry families with farm-fresh produce and helping find jobs for former inmates and attacking a wide range of urban problems.

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Downtown Chicago

Chicago, IL

Investments here will help a small grocery store with big ambitions for its community; promote a project that uses smart technology to relieve food deserts; and train workers to check blood pressure at local churches.