Open Road Alliance was founded in 2012 with an ambitious goal: to help the social sector weather the unexpected risks that threaten to derail impact. Since then, we have become the market leader in social sector bridge funding, providing over $45 million in one-time grants and loans to nonprofits and social enterprises experiencing unexpected external roadblocks, helping to keep their impact on track.
Social entrepreneurs are tackling some of the most complex issues of our time. But that path isn’t smooth. They need your help. Join the first investment fund designed to help social entrepreneurs move from impasse to impact. The Impact Fund will disburse up to $100 million in short-term loans to 200 social enterprises in its first five years—keeping $1 billion of impact on track.
Social entrepreneurs are not immune to the unpredictable, despite the best laid plans. Open Road offers fast, flexible, and affordable funding—both grants and loans—to organizations facing discrete, unforeseen financing gaps that threaten to derail their work.
From startup solar companies in Tanzania, to human rights organizations in Syria, and nonprofits addressing criminal justice reform in the United States, we work with enterprises across geographies and sectors. All our work is aimed at one objective: to ensure innovative efforts to address the world’s greatest challenges can carry on without interruption.
Organizations across the social sector come to us for help because we are the only funder exclusively focused on “when the unexpected occurs.” We’ve spent the last decade testing and refining our process and criteria to ensure resiliency and maximum impact in the face of urgency and finite resources.