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Become A Pledge Partner

As a Pledge Partner, you not only drive positive change, but also fortify your investment portfolio with startups that have successfully built traction and undergone rigorous testing. Receive a direct return on investment from your tax donation (20% of Pledge). We provide an avenue to get both a tax write off and an investment vehicle with deal flow.

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Priming Social Impact Startups

We Support our Pledge Partners through our Education and Fellowship Programs.


At IIF, we are committed to ensuring that startups succeed. Through our education and fellowship programs, we enable startups to showcase their readiness and engage investors with confidence. By following our meticulously designed programs, startups address concerns and gaps that often deter investments. Our partnership cultivates a dynamic ecosystem fostering innovation, expediting growth, and magnifying the influence of viable social ventures.

4 Ways IIF Strengthens Startups for Direct Investment:

Preparation & Education

Startups are prepared before seeking investment, with a strong understanding of their business model, business plan, market, go-to-market strategy, and growth strategy.

Mentorship & Pitching Practice

We guide startups through refining their strategies and navigating challenges. We help startups refine their pitching skills, ensuring that they can effectively communicate their value proposition and growth potential to investors.

Network Access & Validation

We provide startups with access to a network of industry contacts, potential partners, and customers. Startups validate their product or service through pilot programs, partnerships, or early customer feedback.

Investor Connections & Feedback

We connect startups with potential investors and facilitate introductions. Our VC Partners are constantly updated on startups' progress and challenges.

We value your support and work hard to maximize impact and reduce inefficiencies in our operations. This is how we spend each dollar we receive.


Startup Traction Funding

We will help startups launch, test their product/service and build traction through our small grants, no interest loans and program related investments.


supportive programs

We use to allow Lead Nonprofits to run Education & Fellowship Programs preparing social impact startups for success and preparation to receive VC investments.


news & research into impact made

Supports News Teams & Research Teams to measure the impact of each startup funded over $25,000.



We leverage automation technology to keep our operating cost as low as possible.

How Pledges Work

Pledge partnership drives real-world impact and your investments steer innovation towards a better future. Together, we can ensure the success of viable social impact solutions.


Pledge operates on a two-fold principle:


  1. Donate 20% of your pledge directly into IIF as a tax-deductible donation upon making Pledge.

  2. In an Agreement Letter, state the remaining 80% of your pledge will be invested over the course of 3 years into viable social impact startups who complete our education and fellowship programs.

Angel, Corporate, Individual & VC Investor Pledge Partners

Minimum of $15M Over Three Years

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Investors like that our approach aligns with the key indicators that they need to see before investing in social impact startups. Investors become pledge partners to have have access to startups who have completed our programs educated, having launched their solutions to demonstrate traction and market validation.


  • Access to all of our startups to mentor and/or give consulting to them during their Business Fellowship.

  • Qualified startups with proven and tested traction to make equity investment deals in.

  • Be showcased on our News Platform.

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Pledge Partner Inquiry

Which of our social areas does you company support. (Select All That Apply)

IIF Will Be In Touch!

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What Is Candid?

Candid validate nonprofits’ status and ensures compliance with Charity Check, the only solution that is 100% compliant with all IRS requirements. 

Candid has 4 Transparency Seals: Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum. Seals give funders insights into each organization, enabling educated grant giving decisions.


IIF has a 2024 Platinum Transparency Seal.


Click To View Our Profile On Candid.

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