Kirchner Impact Foundation (KIF), is a non-profit organization that serves as one of the “returning” arms of Kirchner Group.

KIF harnesses the positive power of enterprise to make a difference in addressing some of the most important issues of today and reflects our belief that every business should contribute to a positive human future. Through its three integrated components of contribution, the Foundation promotes efficient deployment of impact capital and the growth of sustainable enterprises.


KIF has a 10-year history of delivering programs that help build and strengthen entrepreneurial ecosystems, with a special sector focus on food and agriculture and the enabling infrastructure. The Kirchner Impact Investment Initiative includes:

Summary of Impact

  • 53 Kirchner Fellows trained as part of 13 Investment Committees
  • $350,000 in investment capital deployed into early-stage companies
  • 20+ countries represented by program alumni
  • Gender parity of program alumni (51% identify as women)
  • 72% of program alumni identify as BIPOC/Latin
  • $415+ million deployed (directly or indirectly) post-program by alumni
  • 2,000+ hours of pro-bono consulting and TA provided to early-stage entrepreneurs in the deal pipeline and through pitch events
  • 1,500+ early-stage companies in pipeline
  • 67% of portfolio company founders identify as BIPOC/Latin
  • 50% of portfolio company founders identify as women
  • Over 1,000 participants trained at 25+ Academies
  • Over 99% satisfaction with the Academy training, based on participant feedback


(Investment Committee)

University students become real-world impact investors by sourcing, diligencing, structuring and executing on an early-stage investment.


(Bootcamp-style Course)

Training on impact investment basics for entrepreneurs, aspiring investors, and technical services providers.

Company Database


Entrepreneurial ecosystem assessment tool and deal flow resource.


(Direct Equity Capital*)

Critical support for early stage companies that has a catalytic effect and promotes impact goals.

*KIF invests via a variety of instruments
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