Focus on Community
We partner with the Sandler Family Foundation to identify and support social entrepreneurs seeking to improve quality of life in our communities through innovation and application of sound investment theses. We focus on financial inclusion, affordable housing, and criminal justice. The Sandler Family has a long-term commitment to health care as well.
Global Good Fund
The 2018 Temerity Capital Partners’ Global Good Fund Fellow was Kelly Orians, founder and Executive Director of Rising Foundations. Rising Foundations seeks to stop the cycle of incarceration in New Orleans and Louisiana through services related to housing, employment, and financial access to formerly incarcerated people. With the Sandler Family Foundation’s support, Orians completed the Global Good Fund Fellowship.
Through the Global Good Fund, The SFF supports Vaibhav Lodha. Lodha is the co-founder of ftcash, one of India’s fastest growing FinTech companies, empowering 60+ million underserved micro-merchants through financial inclusion. He was inspired by his newspaper vendor, Pankaj, who was denied a bank loan and unable to scale his business. Pankaj is one of millions in India who are unable to access capital from banks, as financial institutions lack data and appropriate risk modeling systems to asses eligibility for loans. ftcash uses a proprietary algorithm to understand credit-worthiness, along with psychometric analysis on their platform.
Through the Global Good Fund, The SFF supports Wemimo Abbey. Abbey grew up living paycheck to paycheck in the slums of Lagos, Nigeria. His family was excluded from the traditional financial system, and turned to rotational savings to pay for school and food. Wemimo understood first-hand the power of community savings, and digitized the process through Esusu. A venture backed company that empowers communities to save better, Esusu helps people build credit and bridge a permanent gap to financial access and inclusion.
Cancer Support Community
A global network offering quality support to millions of people touched by cancer, available online and at community-based centers and hospitals. CSC is dedicated to ensuring that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community. Andy Sandler serves as the Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Cancer Support Community, and is actively involved in helping CSC open a chapter in Washington, D.C.
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