Our Mission


The GreenLight Fund helps transform the lives of children, youth and families in high-poverty urban areas by creating local infrastructure and a consistent annual process to:

We envision a national network of GreenLight Fund cities, working together and learning from each other to harness the vision and ambition of social entrepreneurs and accelerate the spread of proven programs that make lasting change for children, youth and families.

Urgent needs demand innovative, effective responses.
That’s where GreenLight comes in.

“Unlike in the for-profit sector, where the best ideas tend to spread quickly to meet consumer demand, what we see so often in the nonprofit sector is that proven solutions to social problems fail to scale efficiently and effectively to reach those in need. GreenLight’s model gets to the heart of this problem.”

Vanessa Kirsch, Founder, New Profit, Inc.

GreenLight relies on game changers – like you.

Where others see problems, we see opportunities.
GreenLight relies on people like you, who persistently push for better answers, for better lives, for all. Join us in doing the same. Become part of the GreenLight community.