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 — an impact investing arm with two funds under management: the Bridge Fund and the Fast Fund. Both provide innovative and attractive opportunities for impact investors and catalytic donors seeking to help solve the biggest challenges confronting children worldwide.
As IF4C President Cristina Shapiro wrote in a recent op-ed for the Financial Times:
"When disasters strike, whether it is climate change-driven hurricanes or a viral pandemic, the survival of those affected depends on our ability to get ahead of the problem and respond quickly... Impact investors can be an indispensable partner to relief organizations. They can fund novel solutions to rapidly evolving problems, and take on informed risks where others will not."
Recognized for demonstrating positive social impact since 2015
For the EIGHTH consecutive year, the IF4C was selected for inclusion in the ImpactAssets 50 (IA 50) list of impact fund managers. 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.
ImpactAssets uses stringent criteria to select diverse firms that demonstrate experience in the field, scale in assets under management and significant commitments to social impact, financial capacity and oversight.
Above, Cristina Shapiro, President of UNICEF USA's Impact Fund for Children, interviews IF4C investor John A. Sobrato, founder and principal of the Sobrato Organization.