We call our approach
The GreenLight Method.

The GreenLight Method is a community-driven process that focuses our investments where they will make the most impact.

Where we start

In each GreenLight site, we actively engage with the community and form a local Selection Advisory Council (SAC) – including leaders and experts from the private sector, nonprofits, philanthropy, public sector, residents with lived experiences and community organizers. The SAC is a valued partner as we implement The GreenLight Method.
Our Five-Step Method

We Discover

We assess the local landscape to elevate needs not yet being addressed that matter most to residents facing systemic barriers to economic opportunity, where results-oriented approaches could make an impact.

We Scout

We search the country for the most effective models: nonprofits offering services, connecting with their clients and sustaining their work in innovative ways.

We Select

We look at hundreds of nonprofits each year. Through rigorous due diligence, we select the nonprofit that is the best fit for the community – that meets identified needs with impact that can be successfully replicated.

We Invest

We invest our funds, time and passion. Our deep connection with the community and strategic partnerships help organizations ramp up and start producing direct, meaningful change. This ongoing support enables organizations to thrive over time.

We Measure

We measure the growth and effectiveness of our investments against specific, relevant, target outcomes and share that information with investors, partners and the local community.