For Organizations and Social Entrepreneurs
Starting a PPESCO
What kind of organization can start a PPESCO?
- Entities organized for—or transitioning to—fee-for-service models are particularly well suited to PPESCO work. Organizations that rely fundamentally on government or foundation grants for operating support are not well suited for this work.
- Organizations that are mission-driven, where revenue is primarily used to advance the organization’s mission rather than to create profits for owners or stockholders, are ideal.
Organizations with those attributes are in a good position to obtain low-interest capital to fund start-up and growth. Such capital can come from foundation program-related investments (PRI), or from other types of patient capital sources in the social-enterprise investment arena.
Such organizations can build and operate a self-sustaining enterprise and achieves a net positive return on investment.