In a conversation with Jane Bisbee, Executive Director of the Social Enterprise Fund, in February 2012 we learned that this Edmonton-based fund is considering investing in social enterprises being launched in Calgary.
As per: http://socialenterprisefund.ca
Put simply, the Social Enterprise Fund is a loan fund. We lend money to social enterprises that want to make things better in the community, and in the world.
SEF was established in 2008 through a unique collaboration between the Edmonton Community Foundation and the City of Edmonton. Other contributors to the fund have included the United Way, the Alberta Real Estate Foundation and several private contributors.