Mission Throttle has been working to advance innovation in philanthropy since 2009. In addition to our advisory engagements and investments, we are accelerating positive change in our local community through strategic partnerships and sponsorships. Since its inception, Mission Throttle has invested more than $1.6 million in tools, research and organizations that support social enterprise development.

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    Apparatus Solutions

    Working with social impact organizations to provide fully customizable, cost-effective, financial and administrative services.

    Type: Investment
    Impact Area: Business Services
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    Ardent Cause

    Socially Driven, Technology Provider to Small and Mid-Sized Organizations

    Type: Partner
    Impact Area: IT ServicesSoftware
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    Bridges Fund Management

    We back exceptional businesses, developers and social sector organisations that are helping to tackle our biggest social and environmental challenges.

    Type: Partner
    Impact Area: Impact Investing
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    Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan

    The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan is a multifaceted, full-service philanthropic organization leading the way to positive change. We initiate, protect, nurture and create philanthropic efforts focused on everlasting positive impact in our community.

    Type: Partner
    Impact Area: Impact Investing
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    COTS

    Works to alleviate homelessness by providing an array of services that enable people to achieve self-sufficiency and obtain affordable housing.

    Type: Client
    Impact Area: Affordable HousingHomelessness
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    Council of Michigan Foundations

    We are a thriving community committed to increasing the impact of Michigan philanthropy.

    Type: Partner
    Impact Area: Impact Investing
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    CrowdRise

    CrowdRise is an innovative, cost-effective online fundraising website for personal fundraisers, non-profit fundraising and event fundraising.

    Type: InvestmentPartner
    Impact Area: Fundraising
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    Detroit Hispanic Development Corporation

    Creating life-changing opportunities for youth and families in Southwest Detroit.

    Type: Client
    Impact Area: Community DevelopmentEconomic Development
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    Detroit Soup

    Detroit SOUP is a microgranting dinner celebrating and supporting creative projects in Detroit.

    Type: Partner
    Impact Area: Impact Investing
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    Digerati

    Through its Insyght platform, Digerati democratizes access to resources for entrepreneurs by diagnosing their needs and connecting them with the right information. Digerati also developed Classroom to Career, a system that connects students to internship opportunities based on skills, interests and requirements, allowing employers to efficiently recruit talent.

    Type: Investment
    Impact Area: Education
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    Driving for America

    Funding essential training and resources for military veterans.

    Type: Client
    Impact Area: Job Training
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    Early Learning Neighborhood Collaborative

    Creating access to quality early education for vulnerable children.

    Type: Client
    Impact Area: Early ChildhoodEducation
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    Eastern Market

    Eastern Market and adjacent areas make up a local food district with more than 250 independent vendors and merchants processing, wholesaling, and retailing food.

    Type: Client
    Impact Area: Food Security
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    Ford Motor Company Fund

    Creating a sustainable, place-based approach to providing high-need communities with critical social services.

    Type: Client
    Impact Area: Community DevelopmentHuman servicesSocial ServicesSocial enterprise development
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    Habitat for Humanity Detroit

    Providing people with the opportunity to affordably improve their homes.

    Type: Client
    Impact Area: Affordable HousingHomelessness
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    Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy

    At the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, we improve philanthropy to improve the world. School faculty and staff train and empower students and practitioners to innovate and lead—and to create positive and lasting change in the world. Explore our degree programs, cutting-edge research, or professional development opportunities.

    Type: Partner
    Impact Area: Education
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    JARC

    A prototype for innovative, community-based residential and support programs.

    Type: Client
    Impact Area: AdvocacyDisability ServicesSocial Services
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    Local Orbit

    Local Orbit is a supply chain platform for people who are creating a new, connected food economy.

    Type: Investment
    Impact Area: Food Security
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    Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation

    The mission of the Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation is to enrich humanity by strengthening and empowering children and families in need.

    Type: Client
    Impact Area: Arts & CultureEarly ChildhoodImpact Investing
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    Mission Investors Exchange

    Mission Investors Exchange is the leading impact investing network for foundations dedicated to deploying capital for social and environmental change.

    Type: Partner
    Impact Area: Impact Investing
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    Partners4Health

    Empowering individuals with the expertise and access to health care not provided by traditional models.

    Type: Client
    Impact Area: Healthcare
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    Ready Nation

    ReadyNation leverages the experience, influence, and expertise of over 2,000 business executives to promote public policies and programs that build a stronger workforce and economy.

    Type: Partner
    Impact Area: Impact Investing
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    Restaurant Opportunities Center of Michigan

    Supporting the advancement of restaurant workers in Southeast Michigan.

    Type: Client
    Impact Area: Job TrainingWorkers Rights
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    Social Finance

    We work across the public, private and social sectors to forge new ways to drive social progress.

    Type: Partner
    Impact Area: Impact Investing
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    Starfish Family Services

    A leading provider of early childhood development and parenting programs, children’s mental health services, and emergency support for teens and youth in crisis.

    Type: Client
    Impact Area: Child DevelopmentFamily Services
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    The Empowerment Plan

    The Empowerment Plan is a Detroit based nonprofit organization focused on permanently elevating families from the generational cycle of homelessness.

    Type: Partner
    Impact Area: HomelessnessJob Training
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    The Mission Center

    The Mission Center L3C was founded in 2010 as the nation’s first hybrid, for-profit social enterprise incubator and accelerator focused on providing education and capacity building for social entrepreneurs.

    Type: InvestmentPartner
    Impact Area: Business Services
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    The Philanthropic Initiative

    The Philanthropic Initiative is a nonprofit philanthropic advisory firm that designs transformative giving solutions at the local, national and global level.

    Type: Partner
    Impact Area: Impact Investing
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    The Skillman Foundation

    A private philanthropy committed to improving meaningful graduation rates in the Detroit region, so kids are ready for college, career, and life.

    Type: Client
    Impact Area: Economic DevelopmentEducationEquity
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    The W.K. Kellogg Foundation

    Among the largest foundations in the United States, WKKF works with communities to create conditions for vulnerable children so they can realize their full potential in school, work and life.

    Type: Client
    Impact Area: Social enterprise development
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    Third Sector Capital Partners

    Third Sector Capital Partners accelerate America’s transition to a performance-driven social sector.

    Type: Partner
    Impact Area: Impact Investing
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    United Way for Southeast Michigan

    To mobilize the caring power of Detroit and Southeastern Michigan to improve communities and individual lives in measurable and lasting ways.

    Type: Partner
    Impact Area: Economic DevelopmentEducationHealthcare
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    University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business

    Michigan Ross develops leaders who make a positive difference in the world, through top-ranked MBA, bachelor’s, and specialty master’s programs.

    Type: Partner
    Impact Area: Education
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    W.K. Kellogg Foundation: Battle Creek Community Partners

    Accelerating community impact in Battle Creek, MI.

    Type: Client
    Impact Area: Community DevelopmentSocial enterprise development
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