Launched in 2018 as a subsidiary of Volunteers of America Inc., the Futures Fund is a social impact investment fund that supports the development and expansion of high impact health, housing and social service models and enterprises within Volunteers of America and as joint-venture partnerships with external community health entrepreneurs. The Futures Fund provides catalytic capital, training and coaching to test new ideas, launch social enterprises, and expand successful service lines that improve the social determinants of health.
Sustainable Development Goals
The mission of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals is to end extreme poverty, reduce inequality, and protect the planet by 2030. Our investments have impacted 9 out of 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
The Futures Fund’s definition of social impact extends beyond just the value derived by communities served by VOA. It also intends to support sustainable non-profit innovation that improves organizational culture for innovation, increases capacity to serve, and advances racial and health equity.
Impact Areas, as of Sept. 2021
VOA Affiliates have served diverse populations through Futures Fund investments, and reflect the intentional approach to help underrepresented communities.
Largest populations served as of Sept. 2021
In 2021, with the support of the Humana Foundation, the Futures Fund is launching its inaugural Community Health Incubator, a first-of-its-kind entrepreneurship program at Volunteers of America to accelerate social enterprises that improve quality, equity, and access to care for Medicaid and at-risk populations.
Futures Fund Board
Alison Rein – Board Director
Quantified Ventures Vice President, Health and Human Services
David Fennell – Board Chair
Commercial Bank Treasurer, VOA National Board; Retired, Financial Executive, Chairman, CEO/President
Janet Stringfellow – Board Treasurer
VOA Florida, President/CEO
Juan Pablo Segura – Board Director
Futures Fund Investment Committee
Craig Stanley – Member
CBO Financial, CEO
David Brown – Member
VOA National, Director of Development, Affordable Housing
Erica Smith – Member
VOA Texas, Chief Program Officer
Lynn Sullivan – Chair
VOA Upstate New York, President & CEO
Scott Huval – Member
VOA Southeast, CFO
VOA National Senior Manager, Social Impact Development
VOA National Vice President, Innovation & Impact Investing
- For more information, contact Tiffany Gathers, Senior Manager, Social Impact Development
- Phone: 703-547-7139