News & Announcements

YSI Invests in Social Asset Measurements

March 2, 2015

Today, Youth Social Innovation Capital Fund (YSI) announced it proudly invested $50,000 in Social Asset Measurements (SAM), a software company dedicated to measuring social and environmental impact.

The full press release is available here.

 

YSI Invests in Textbooks for Change

April 1, 2014

Today, Youth Social Innovation Capital Fund (YSI) announced it has invested in Textbooks for Change, a social enterprise that transforms every used textbook into something positive.

The full press release is available here.

 

YSI and Futurpreneur Canada join forces to support high-potential Canadian social enterprises.

March 31, 2014

Youth Social Innovation Capital Fund (YSI) and the Futurpreneur Canada are pleased to announce that they have partnered to provide financing and support to young social entrepreneurs and their ventures.

The full press release is available here.

The full Futurpreneur press release is available here.

 

Announcement of Loans to Growth Mosaic and MENTORnetwork

December 2nd, 2013

Youth Social Innovation Capital Fund (YSI) announced it has invested in two social enterprises: Growth Mosaic and MENTORnetwork. YSI investments will contribute to the successful growth of these ventures.

The full press release is available here.

 

Jory Cohen, Managing Director of YSI, on Your Mark on the World

September 12th, 2013

YSI emphasizes character over collateral and provides capital to trustworthy entrepreneurs.  Receiving a YSI support package is more than just a loan.  We form a close partnership with supported organizations to connect them with necessary non-financial resources required to grow their ventures.

The full article is available here.

 

Youth Social Innovation Capital Fund Receives Ontario Trillium Foundation Future Fund Support

June 26th, 2013
The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) has announced support for the provincial infrastructure for young social entrepreneurs by investing in seven community organizations and collaboratives through the Youth Social Entrepreneurship Future Fund Program.
The YSI & CatalystsX collaborative has been selected to receive OTF support under the Millennium Network Community.

The full YSI press release is available here.

The full OTF press release via the Wall Street Journal is available here.

 

Announcement of Loan to Fresh City Farms

April 2nd, 2013

Youth Social Innovation Capital Fund (YSI) is excited to announce its support for young social entrepreneur, Ran Goel, and his for-profit social enterprise, Fresh City Farms.

The full press release is available here.

 

Case Study: Twenty One Toys

February 21st, 2013

The Youth Social Innovation Capital Fund (YSI) has published their first case study exploring the YSI Solution and how it has positively impacted CEO Ilana Ben-Ari and her organization, Twenty One Toys.

The full case study is available here.

 

Announcement of First Official Loan Disbursement

September 11th, 2012

The Youth Social Innovation Capital Fund (YSI) is thrilled to announce the disbursement of its first official loan as an independent organization to Ilana Ben-Ari’s Twenty One Toys.

The full press release is available here.

 

Call for Applications

November 16th, 2012

The Youth Social Innovation Capital Fund (YSI) would like to announce the official launch of its call for loan applications from young social entrepreneurs seeking debt financing.

The full press release is available here.