Investments with Impact
The World Is Converging on Impact
From Impasse to Impact
The Impact Fund—the first of our funds open to outside investors—invests in fully funded social enterprises that are experiencing an unexpected, externally caused cash crunch. Our bridge loans solve that crunch, keeping impact on track and accelerating toward scale.
A Proven Model
Learn more about our portfolio and investment opportunities with impact-first organizations that also have solid financials.
Impact Fund - Frequently Asked Questions
The Impact Fund remains the only impact investing fund focused on providing short-term bridge loans to impact companies. It is also the first Open Road fund that is open to outside investors, allowing them to access high-impact investments across multiple geographies that also provide a financial return.
Impact Fund loans range from $100,000 to $1M and are extended to social impact companies located primarily in Africa, the U.S., South America, and South Asia. The Fund is designed to give investors a 2-4% return.
Every dollar invested in the Open Road Impact Fund is recycled at least four times. Every recycled dollar we lend returns 10X in additional follow-on financing.
Through its leveraged model, the Impact Fund is projected to disburse $65M+ during its five-year term. By the Fund’s maturity in 2025, it will have supported over 200 impact companies.
We are highly-specialized experts in the niche market of short-term bridge financing. Our first fund, Open Road Ventures, proved both the market need for this type of financing and our ability to successfully identify those organizations with the highest likelihood of repayment. ORV has a low borrower default rate of 0.3%.
Our proprietary risk assessment process is specific to the market of bridge financing. Core to Open Road’s repayment success is our customer service credo and focus on impact, which aligns our repayment with the goals of our borrowers. We source most of our pipeline directly from other impact investing organizations, creating a trusted network of referral partners.