Children at a pre-school opening a box of games and learning materials handed over by UNICEF Regional Goodwill Ambassador for South Asia, Sachin Tendulkar.

Impact Fund for Children

UNICEF USA's impact investing arm provides innovative opportunities for donors and social impact investors seeking to help solve the biggest challenges for children around the world.

What is the UNICEF USA Impact Fund for Children?

The UNICEF USA Impact Fund for Children (IF4C) is a tax-exempt affiliate (subsidiary) organization of UNICEF USA — serving as its impact investing arm.

The Impact Fund for Children exists to develop and implement financial solutions to ensure every child is healthy, educated, protected, and respected. We believe truly scalable, long-term impact will only be accomplished when we complement philanthropy by engaging the vast capital pools across financial markets to work for every child.

The Impact Fund’s key offering is the Bridge Fund, a debt fund that fast-tracks critical funding to the field to eliminate cash gaps and to provide uninterrupted and expedited access to critical programs for children.

In addition to managing the Bridge Fund, we seek to drive more capital toward outcomes for children, across public and private markets. Aligned with these goals, the Impact Fund has co-developed a Child-Lens Investment Framework, which serves as a roadmap for investors to frame strategies and direct capital toward advancing child outcomes and minimizing child harm.

Demonstrating positive social impact since 2015

The IF4C has been selected for inclusion in the ImpactAssets 50 (IA 50) list of impact fund managers for ten consecutive years. IF4C is also recognized as an IA 50 Emeritus Impact Manager, a new category that spotlights impact fund managers who have achieved IA 50 recognition for at least 5 years and have consistently demonstrated a commitment to generating positive impact.

To Invest, Donate or Learn More, Contact:

Cristina Shapiro, IF4C President, at
Erin Egan, IF4C Managing Director, Operations, at