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elea Philanthropic Investors’ Circle

In addition to the initial capital provided by the founding family, which elea can use for investing and operations, a circle of philanthropic investors expands elea’s opportunities to support socially engaged entrepreneurs in developing countries. The “elea Philanthropic Investors’ Circle" targets entrepreneurially minded people and institutions (companies and foundations) that would like to use elea’s professional platform for their philanthropic engagements aimed at fighting absolute poverty.

Individual engagement to jointly increase impact

The members of the elea Philanthropic Investors’ Circle enter into a partnership with elea for several years. The goal of these partnerships is the joint maximization of social impact. Within the framework of the entire elea portfolio, the members define the focus areas of their philanthropic investments together with the elea team. In this way, they can establish their own diversified profile of entrepreneurial engagements to fight poverty. A regular, transparent reporting based on the elea Impact Measurement Methodology keeps the members informed about the results achieved by elea partner organizations as well as the social return that is directly attributable to their philanthropic investments.

Given that elea is a charitable foundation, the capital contributions of philanthropic investors are made in the form of tax-deductible grants. Any potential profits realized from investments remain within elea foundation's capital and are reinvested in further ventures to fight poverty.