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RSF Social Finance


RSF Social Finance is a non-profit financial services organization offering investing, lending, and philanthropic services to individuals and enterprises with a deep commitment to improving the well-being of society and the environment.


RSF’s mission is to partner with investors, donors, and social enterprises to realize financial transactions that enliven consciousness and enhance quality of life. RSF invests, lends and gives money.


With clients, RSF cultivates environmental, social and financial sustainability, and provides access to capital for organizations committed to fair practices and improving economic conditions.


RSF has supported early-stage fair-trade companies unable to access loans from the traditional banking sector. The organization upholds transparency in lending: each year, borrowers are sent a list of those who made their loan possible, and lenders are sent the complete list of those to whom loans have been given.


Today, RSF has over one thousand clients and more than $120 million in consolidated assets.


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Type of initiative Other (specify): non-profit financial services organization
Field of work Financial services
Date of commencement 1984
Founder(s) Siegfried E. Finser, Mark A. Finser, Ann Stahl, Dominic DiSalvo, John Alexandra, Philip Mees
Legal form 501c3 not-for-profit
Continent North America
Country United States
City San Francisco
One or several keywords that describe your initiative alternative banking, social finance, social enterprise, impact investing
Publications - Newsletter (4 times per year)
- Siegfried E. Finser, Money can heal: The story of RSF and its innovations in social finance (Great Barrington: Steiner Books, 2006)
- John Bloom, The Genius of Money (Great Barrington: Steiner Books, 2009)
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Contact person(s)

Melinda Cheel


Contact information

Name RSF Social Finance
Address 1002 OíReilly Avenue
Zip/postal code 94129
Place San Francisco
State/province California
Country United States
Phone +1 415 561 3900



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