Who We Are
The Foundation for Inclusion (FFI) is an impact incubator—we nurture, build, improve, and scale solutions to the deep social divisions we’re seeing at home and abroad, from war zones to wealthy democracies. Whether you’re a business, an investor, or an ambitious nonprofit, we collaborate with you on one thing: making you more effective at systemic change.
Who We Serve
As an independent, nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization, we are able to work with:
… who want help dealing with marginalization, fear, misunderstanding, social conflict, and systemic exclusion.
Makers & Developers
… who want to build technologies, products, services, or platforms that both make money and solve social problems.
… who want to test, validate, and articulate their business plans to improve the impact and effectiveness of their social mission.
… who want to due-diligence the ESG, CSR, or social-impact claims of the companies and social enterprises they might invest in.
Our vision is a civil, peaceful, and inclusive world
What We Do
Our mission is to empower companies, organizations, and investors to develop self-sustaining solutions to problems that contribute to social conflict and systemic exclusion
→ Enable impact — Help develop, improve, and scale products, services, technologies, media, and startups to ensure they can solve clearly articulated systemic problems
→ Overcome exclusion — Create forums, movements, organizations, and platforms for marginalized groups to collaborate and surmount barriers to their inclusion
→ Foster inclusion — Collaborate with key individuals, communities, and organizations to facilitate civil dialogue between polarized groups
Our inclusion incubator collaborates with companies, organizations, and investors to develop products, services, and movements that either foster inclusion in divided societies and communities or help marginalized groups overcome exclusion. We work in a wide range of sectors (technology, media, communication, infrastructure, fintech, open government, etc.) with organizations committed to accountability and systemic change.
Our impact incubator serves investors, businesses, and governments that need to demonstrate or improve social impact. We enable success in part by using an “impact due-diligence” process, based on many years of research on program effectiveness in complex settings, to identify system dynamics most planning processes overlook and incorporate them into business plans to ensure they can feasibly achieve the desired impact.
I started the Foundation for Inclusion after years of research on social conflict and social change, because I think it’s important to recognize that stability and civility, which we all need to thrive, can’t be the responsibility of governments alone: people across the political spectrum, civil organizations, businesses, and investors all have contributions to make as well. Bob Lamb, Founder & CEO, Foundation for Inclusion
What We’re Doing Now
Since our founding in late 2016, we have already begun six initiatives in collaboration with several organizations, experts, and an all-volunteer staff. Tap or hover to explore each one.
Get in Touch
We’d love to welcome you as a volunteer or collaborator! If you are interested in working with us or have any other thoughts you’d like to share, please fill out the form below. We will never sell your email address.