Social Finance is an approach to managing money to solve societal challenges.
This movement covers many different approaches to creating a positive social impact: socially responsible investments, micro-loans, community investments, and more. Grant making and program-related investments also fall under the umbrella of social finance.
Impact investing is the growing movement to invest in ventures and initiatives that will create positive impact in their communities and provide a financial return.
The tools of social finance can be used for the for-profit as well as not-for-profit and charitable sectors.