The Strategic Alliance Initiative is a consortium of youth-led social ventures partnering with IYF to drive impact and innovation on pressing global issues. While making strides to ensure greater visibility for these organizations, the Alliance also works to test the market viability of deepening and expanding the most innovative models from our network. To those ends, we are seeking external investment and support.

The Alliance builds on IYF's work over the last two decades to nurture young leaders as they tackle urgent social challenges and work to grow their ventures into impactful, sustainable forces for good. Through our YouthActionNet® initiative, more than 2,000 young founders have received leadership and capacity building training, access to networks, and connections to a community of peers. 

In the Strategic Alliance Initiative, IYF and social ventures will work as a team to achieve these objectives:

  • Develop new products, services, and models
  • Raise cluster funding for thematic areas 
  • Reach broader audiences through collective thought leadership
  • Leverage the power of a network of networks

The 37 organizations selected in 2019 represent 20 countries and work in an array of issue areas, including health, environmental sustainability, social inclusion, and education. Learn more about the Strategic Alliance ventures.

To invest in SAI, contact Peter Shiras, EVP, Corporate & Foundation Partnerships.