Impact Redefined: Our Learnings from 2023
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Imagine a world where every person has the opportunity to build a brighter future for themselves and their community. Imagine a world where learners, families and communities drive innovative solutions that prepare them to thrive in an ever-changing world. Imagine a world where systems are grounded in justice, equity, diversity and inclusion, and all learners can become what they dream. Imaginable Futures works together with our partners to make that world our collective reality.

Why Imaginable Futures

Learning, to Change Our Future

Learning is crucial to individual and family well-being. It’s also key to building thriving, more equitable and healthier societies. Too often, current education systems reproduce inequities and create barriers to opportunity. As a social change funder, we invest in people, ideas and partnerships that disrupt patterns of inequity and spark transformation for learners of all ages in Brazil, Kenya, South Africa and the United States.

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Impacting Learners and their Community

There has never been a greater need for imaginative ideas and inclusive, collaborative leadership in learning. We work together with changemakers to ensure that communities are involved in creating the solutions that work for them. Together with our partners, we are dedicated to co-creating more equitable and healthy systems that give everyone the opportunity to thrive.

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Earning Trust as Funders Is Crucial for Sustainable and Equitable Impact

“Trust-based philanthropy” is a phrase that has attracted a lot of buzz lately among funders. For Atti Worku, cultivating “trust-based relationships” is at the heart of trust-based philanthropy, and is core to the African Visionary Fund, an organization founded in 2020. Our team recently had a conversation with African Visionary Fund to learn about its mission. At the heart of the conversation was how funders can embed trust-based, adaptive practices, influence where capital is deployed, and how power is shared.

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Authoring a New Narrative on the College Experience

While one in five of all college students in the US are raising children, their stories are still largely absent from public consciousness.Two memoirs released in the last few years by former student parents, Nicole Lynn Lewis ("Pregnant Girl") and Stephanie Land ("Maid" and "Class") paint a new narrative on the college experience and who belongs in college.

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Investing in Black-Led Organizations is Key to Creating a More Equal World

We believe that philanthropy has a role to play in creating a more just, equitable and healthier society. We invite you to learn about our JEDI-focused, Black-led organizations we’ve committed to in 2023, as part of our commitment to supporting and furthering racial equity efforts in Brazil.

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Our portfolio numbers include those investments made as part of Omidyar Network that have transitioned to Imaginable Futures and those investments made in affiliation with Omidyar Network India. Countries include where our portfolio self-identified impact.