About Us

Good Business. Better Communities. The tagline for Commonwealth is also its mission statement. We serve social investors and social entrepreneurs in three ways:

  1. Research – our scholars investigate best practices, conduct performance measurement, and publish items to inform investors, operators, and the general public.
  2. Consulting – our team performs investment banking-type diligence for social investors and management consulting for social entrepreneurs.
  3. Investing – we identify and invest in quality deals to build markets for select states and causes.

Commonwealth operates as a 501c3 and receives revenue from Donor Advised Funds. We make investments after performing social venture design and financial diligence.  We also build social impact into each deal ensuring industry-leading measures on the public good that results from private investment.

Sagamore Institute


Commonwealth operates in tandem with Sagamore Institute, a think tank advancing innovative solutions to some of the world’s greatest challenges. Sagamore’s policy experts seek upstream changes to laws, systems, and public understanding of the issues. Commonwealth’s investors and entrepreneurs advance change on the ground with market solutions, performance philanthropy, and upgrades to nonprofit business practice. Visit www.SagamoreInstitute.org to learn more.