Our Mission

TO PROMOTE AND INVEST IN SOLUTIONS THAT IMPROVE THE HEALTH AND ECONOMIC SELF-RELIANCE OF WOMEN AND THEIR FAMILIES IN LATIN AMERICA

APPROACH

At the Linked Foundation, we invest technical and financial resources to develop and scale social enterprises that improve the health of rural communities throughout Latin America. We focus on women, who are important agents of change as health and economic decision-makers; and by investing in scalable, market-based solutions, we can ensure long-term, sustained impact.


INVESTMENT CRITERIA

1

WOMEN

Our work focuses primarily on poor, marginalized women as agents of change.

2

LATIN AMERICA

Our regional focus is Latin America.

3

IMPACT

Program monitoring and evaluation of results is an important feature of all of our initiatives.

4

SUSTAINABLE

We support business models that require a diminishing subsidy level and that aim to achieve financial sustainability.

5

SCALABLE

We invest in developing and refining solutions that have the potential to be scaled throughout Latin America, particularly those that include corporate partners.

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LEADERSHIP

Our initiatives are led by experienced, committed, and results-oriented teams with deep regional and community knowledge.

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FUNDING

Linked provides risk capital in the amount of 50K-100K annually for 3 years to pilot and scale health solutions. Generally, Linked will contribute up to 30% of the total initiative.

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SHARED LEARNING

The knowledge generated by our investments is open-sourced and widely shared, with the goal of advancing the field and supporting the development and dissemination of models that can be replicated and scaled by others.

ARE WE THE RIGHT FIT?

IF YOU THINK WE WOULD MAKE A GOOD PARTNER

 

My vision was to raise the voices of women for a better world.

— Founder, Dorothy Largay —

Portfolio

The Linked Foundation is currently developing and investing in several sustainable health solutions for women and their families in Latin America.

Tiendas de la Salud (TISA) – Guatemala
Health Services Fund
Global Partnerships
MCE Social Capital

Our Partners

We are proud to be in partnership with organizations that believe in the power of women to create a better future for themselves, their families and their communities.
Global Partnerships Mercy Corp Pro Mujer MCE Social Capital Farmacias de la Comunidad Fonkoze

Global Fund for Women

 

Local Community Support

We are proud to support outstanding organizations in our Santa Barbara community.  To learn more about these organizations, please click on the logos below:
Cottage Hospital of Santa BarbaraDirect Relief InternationalGirls Inc.Thrive Santa BarbaraUCSB Arts and Lectures

Our Inspiration

  • The benefit is that I have the medicine on hand and can help people.

    — TISA Storeowner —
  • Figuring out market based solutions to critical social needs is tough work, it is high risk.

    — Dorothy Largay —
  • Traditionally, aid assistance is usually short term only and the government does not have budget to adequately improve health care access and ensure that the poor have basic medicines. We are filling a much-needed niche.

    — Farmacias de la Comunidad —

Team

The people that continue to move the mission.

LINKED FOUNDATION STAFF

DOROTHY LARGAY

Founder

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DOROTHY LARGAY

NANCY SWANSON

Executive Director

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NANCY SWANSON

PATI GRIFFIN

KEEPER OF THE PEACE

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PATI GRIFFIN

SENIOR ADVISORS

Anna De La Cruz

Senior Advisor

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Anna De La Cruz

Ann Hutchins

Senior Advisor

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Ann Hutchins

David Lehr

Senior Advisor

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David Lehr

Kim Wilson

Senior Advisor

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Kim Wilson

Deborah Burand

Senior Advisor

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Deborah Burand

Contact

We welcome the opportunity to partner with organizations that are aligned with our mission and for sharing best practices and lessons learned.

info@linkedfoundation.org

805.880.1990

3749 Santa Claus Lane, Suite B, Carpinteria, CA 93013

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