Futures Fund

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Launched in 2018 as a subsidiary of Volunteers of America Inc., the Futures Fund is a social impact investment fund that supports the development and expansion of high impact health, housing and social service models and enterprises within Volunteers of America and as joint-venture partnerships with external community health entrepreneurs. The Futures Fund provides catalytic capital, training and coaching to test new ideas, launch social enterprises, and expand successful service lines that improve the social determinants of health.

As of September 2021, over $1 million has been invested in a portfolio that spans 40 communities in 22 states, including the District of Columbia, in three key domains: Healthcare Expansion, Workforce Development and Food Security.

Sustainable Development Goals

The mission of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals is to end extreme poverty, reduce inequality, and protect the planet by 2030. Our investments have impacted 9 out of 17 Sustainable Development Goals. 

Our investments have impacted 9 out of 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

The Futures Fund’s definition of social impact extends beyond just the value derived by communities served by VOA. It also intends to support sustainable non-profit innovation that improves organizational culture for innovation, increases capacity to serve, and advances racial and health equity.

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Impact Areas, as of Sept. 2021


PEOPLE SERVED

VOA Affiliates have served diverse populations through Futures Fund investments, and reflect the intentional approach to help underrepresented communities.

Largest populations served as of Sept. 2021

Largest populations served are those experiencing homelessness, Opportunity Youth, Unemployed, Re-Entry and Addiction Recovery.


    LOOKING FORWARD

     In 2021, with the support of the Humana Foundation, the Futures Fund is launching its inaugural Community Health Incubator, a first-of-its-kind entrepreneurship program at Volunteers of America to accelerate social enterprises that improve quality, equity, and access to care for Medicaid and at-risk populations.

    Futures Fund Board

    • Alison Rein – Board Director

      Quantified Ventures Vice President, Health and Human Services

    • David Fennell – Board Chair

      Commercial Bank Treasurer, VOA National Board; Retired, Financial Executive, Chairman, CEO/President

    • Janet Stringfellow – Board Treasurer

      VOA Florida, President/CEO

    • Juan Pablo Segura – Board Director

      BabyScripts, Founder

    Futures Fund Investment Committee

    • Craig Stanley – Member

      CBO Financial, CEO

    • David Brown – Member

      VOA National, Director of Development, Affordable Housing

    • Erica Smith – Member

      VOA Texas, Chief Program Officer

    • Lynn Sullivan – Chair

      VOA Upstate New York, President & CEO

    • Scott Huval – Member

      VOA Southeast, CFO

    Leadership

    • Tiffany Gathers

      VOA National Senior Manager, Social Impact Development

    • Stephen Samuels

      VOA National Vice President, Innovation & Impact Investing

    Partners

    Humana Foundation and Niagara

    I Would Like to Receive More Info About the Futures Fund

    For more information, contact Tiffany Gathers, Senior Manager, Social Impact Development
    Phone: 703-547-7139
    tgathers@voa.org