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    We choose change

    Change can be scary and uncomfortable, but it can also be incredibly rewarding and lead to positive growth and progress. We choose change because we believe it will help us to build a better and more sustainable world for ourselves and future generations. It requires courage and a willingness to step outside our comfort zones, but the potential rewards are great. By embracing change, we can become more adaptable, resilient, and empowered to create social impact in the world around us.

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    People behind change

    Unlock the potential of social entrepreneurs

    The world is full of remarkable people who carry brilliant solutions to social problems. We empower these people to create a world where all children and youth reach their full potential.

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    Our impact

    Since 2010, we have been empowering local social entrepreneurs to develop innovative solutions that improve the lives of children and youth. We aim to tenfold our impact by 2030 and thus minimize inequality, poverty and climate effects around the world.

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    children and youth reached

    Over 1600

    social entrepreneurs supported in our different programs


    of the supported social entrepreneurs are still in business

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    An incubator program and systematic advocacy initiatives to improve mental wellbeing for emerging adults, Nordics

    We empower scalable and impactful solutions in mental wellbeing for emerging adults. Next in Mind is co-founded by Reach for Change, The Inner Foundation, and the Tim Bergling Foundation as a response to the rising mental health challenges of emerging adults in the Nordics.

    WITH The Inner Foundation, the Tim Bergling Foundation

    Scaling Readiness program for impact entrepreneurs in Central and Eastern Europe

    Future Forward is a collaborative effort led by Reach for Change and Social Impact Award, is providing capacity building and scaling support to impact entrepreneurs across Central and Eastern Europe, while at the same time mainstreaming the topic amongst young people.

    WITH Social Impact Award

    An acceleration program designed to bridge the education gap for underserved young people in Ethiopia

    Within this 3-year catalytic program we will support 3 cohorts, each comprising 12 growth-stage enterprises with tech-enabled solutions designed to increase access to inclusive learning opportunities for children and young people in Ethiopia to scale their impact.

    WITH the Mastercard Foundation

    A catalytic program supporting the growth of waste management and circular enterprises in Ethiopia

    A 3-year program consisting of two main components: the Green Business Incubator and the Green Innovation Lab. The program aims to develop an ecosystem that can support the growth of waste management and circular enterprises. Each component has specific focus areas and delivery approaches.

    WITH the IKEA Foundation

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    Susan Dahlbeck, Sweden

    Healthy Women offers training and social gatherings to improve the physical and mental health of young women in the suburbs.

    Daniel Achamyelew & Yemisrach Sisay, Ethiopia

    Duna Energy solves energy poverty with a stove generating electricity from cooking heat.

    Hamere Mulugeta, Ethiopia

    Nu Chika Enabuka is a centre, where children develop their talents in various creative and artistic works and plant vegetables that are enough to feed the whole family at home. 

    Silvena Hristova & Krasimir Lambov, Bulgaria

    Life with Down Syndrome changes society’s view on children with Down Syndrome through strengthened family bonds. 

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    20 mental health innovators were mindfully selected for the Next in Mind incubator program

    After an extensive selection process, Reach for Change, The Inner Foundation, and the Tim Bergling Foundation now reveal the 20 Nordic social entrepreneurs who are selected to the new incubator program Next in Mind. Next in Mind will invest in and support solutions for mental health for emerging adults, aged 18-29. They will all receive an initial investment of 300,000 SEK and in depth business development support until the end of 2025.

    Ten Ethiopian entrepreneurs to revolutionize the waste and circular economy with support and funding from Reach for Change and the IKEA Foundation

    Reach for Change and the IKEA Foundation are announcing ten social entrepreneurs focused on building waste and circular enterprises in Ethiopia to get capacity building and funding through a customized support program.

    The Mastercard Foundation EdTech Fellowship Seeks EdTech Enterprises in Ethiopia

    Reach for Change and the Mastercard Foundation have joined forces to support and scale innovative growth-stage EdTech enterprises, specifically targeting initiatives that enhance inclusive learning in Ethiopia.

    Alternative Finance Roadmap: Guide to Navigating Funding Opportunities for Baltic Social Enterprises

    The IBESI project has created the “Alternative Finance Roadmap”, which consolidates the most relevant funding sources for Baltic social entrepreneurs.

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    Together with knowledgeable partners, we are amping up our work to create a greater impact.

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