Our Impact 2017

Unleashing the power of social entrepreneurship and innovation to create a better world for children

Around the world, millions of children’s needs are not being met. Addressing these needs is a vital part of reaching the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as 56 % of the 169 SDG targets are either directly or indirectly connected to children.

Our core belief is that human innovation and entrepreneurship are strong and necessary tools for achieving the SDG targets, and we are committed to unleashing its power.

Welcome to reading about our impact in 2017.

From the problem we address
to the impact we aim to create

Our vision is a world where all children reach their full potential.



To deliver our solution, we combine our financial, human, intellectual and physical capital with those of our partners in the corporate, social and public sectors.

Short-term outcomes

The short-term goal of the incubator is that the social ventures have in place the strategy, processes, people, systems, credibility, and connections they need, to sustainably deliver and scale effective solutions for children.

Improving the lives of children

During 2017, we supported a total of 191 social ventures in our Incubator program. In turn, the social ventures supported 442,601 children to have better lives, in accordance with eleven of the seventeen UN Sustainable Development Goals* (SDGs). You can read more about SDG 3;4;8 and 10 by clicking the staples below.

Social ventures in our portfolio split by SDG

1 %


2 %


19 %


35 %


3 %


11 %


1 %


23 %


1 %


2 %


3 %


*Read more about the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) here:

We find and help

scale social innovation

Through multi-sector partnerships we find and scale social innovations, which help children to lead better lives. Our core program is a three year incubator, specifically designed for early stage social ventures.

results 2017


social ventures were supported through our incubator program

67 %

of the social entrepreneurs felt they were considerably or greatly helped by Reach for Change advisory to overcome key challenges

74 %

of the social entrepreneurs think that Reach for Change considerably or greatly contributed to increasing their organization’s Credibility

84 %

of the social entrepreneurs report that they gained useful connections to people and/or opportunities through Reach for Change

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