Women’s Venture Program SROI Case Study


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Women's Venture Program

Year: 2004

Women’s Venture, a self-employment training program, decreases the likelihood participants will need government assistance, subsidized health care and other support services in the future while increasing the likelihood they will open new businesses, earn a higher income, pay taxes, employ others and contribute to the local economy. This five-year SROI analysis found that for every $1 invested in the program, over $3 in value is created in the community.

After two years, the social returns of the Women’s Venture Program started to exceed the initial investment by funders.