Traditional philanthropies give grants to social enterprises. In essence, they are expecting 0% return because they just give the money away.
Mainstream investors in the social sector look for organizations that can provide them market rate returns. We can say that they want their money back and more – 115%, for example.
OSA Impact fills the gap in the middle. While we don’t expect market rate returns, we are targeting 90-100% return across our entire portfolio. When achieved, we will essentially be able to use a single dollar twice.